University of Colorado Data Breach Investigation


Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at the University of Colorado. The breach reportedly involves Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfers. Accellion has confirmed unauthorized access to students, employees, and others’ files containing personally identifiable information.

The breach is reported to have potentially exposed the personal information of at least 1 million people. The exposed data may include CU Boulder and CU Denver student personally identifiable information, prospective student personally identifiable information, employee personally identifiable information, limited health and clinical data, and study and research data.

Are you a student or employee at the University of Colorado? If so, you may have a claim for relief.

Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp data privacy attorney—dial (866) 981-4800 or submit your information below. 

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More Information on the University of Colorado Breach 

The University of Colorado partners with Accellion Inc. in order to transfer large files and data sets, which can include sensitive information. The University of Colorado reportedly learned of the breach in late January, after Accellion, a third-party software vendor, announced a security breach. Accellion claims that it notified customers on December 23. The University of Colorado has identified at least 447 users whose uploaded data was exposed. Read the University of Colorado’s statement about the breach here.

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