Mercer University Statement on Data Incident

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Mercer University recently detected an incident involving unauthorized access to its computer network. In response to the incident, the University launched an investigation with the assistance of law enforcement and outside legal and technical consultants. Although the University has taken extensive measures to protect the privacy of its information, some data — Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers — were removed from its systems without authorization. The University has found no evidence that personal financial information was removed.

Mercer is notifying students, faculty, staff and parents whose personal information may have been involved.

Jennifer Falk
Jennifer Falk is director of digital communications at Mercer. She edits and writes feature stories for The Den and examines web data and analytics to drive content decisions. She also creates and supervises the creation of content for primary University web pages and e-newsletters.