Personal information of nearly 300 Wilfrid Laurier students found online

Elizabeth DiCesare
The Cord – Wilfrid Laurier University

WATERLOO (CUP) – While preparing to apply to Canada’s police forces, Bob Baumgartner, a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate, decided to do a Google search of himself, and found more than he was expecting.

After typing in his old e-mail address, Baumgartner found a list of 297 former WLU students that included their personal contact information, such as phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses for not only the students, but their parents as well.

“For me it was a bit concerning because in today’s privacy age, to have [that information] it makes it easy to become victims of fraud,” he said.

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Personal information of nearly 300 Wilfrid Laurier students found online