NUI Galway has experienced a potential data breach after a USB stick containing “confidential” details of up to 900 students went missing.

The University confirmed in a statement on their website that the USB may have contained student names, their student numbers and exam results.

It is understood that the details of up to 900 students were included on the “mislaid” memory device.

A spokesperson for NUIG confirmed that all potentially affected students have been notified and that the incident was reported to the Data Protection Commissioner.

Is it understood that a review into the incident will take place to ensure that such an incident does not occur again.

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