University of Akron microfilm with personal info of 1974 alumni missing

A reel of Microfilm containing the personal information of 1,200 alumni from the fall semester graduating class of 1974 has been lost.

What types of personal information? The microfilm contained the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and other information.

What was the response? A search failed to turn up the missing reel.

University officials notified all potentially affected students.

Details: The reel had been digitized by an outside party as part of an effort to preserve university data.

Quote: “Even though we believe this incident puts the affected graduates at extremely low risk of identity theft, we felt it was essential to notify them of this situation,” said Charles Fey, university vice president for student affairs. “We also are offering any of the affected alumni a year of fraud protection service at no cost.”

Source:, Oct. 24, “University of Akron: Microfilm containing personal info on alumni missing

Get daily email updates

SC Media's daily must-read of the most current and pressing daily news

By clicking the Subscribe button below, you agree to SC Media Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.