Madison Area Technical College

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Date Breach Made Public: 
August 5, 2005
Madison , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
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A news crew found around 100 applications in a MATC dumpster. The applications showed names, contact information, Social Security numbers, birth dates, academic records and canceled checks. The applications and transcripts go back to at least 2002. The College agreed to lock the dumpster and destroy documents in a trash compactor on a more frequent basis. It did not state that it would begin shredding documents before dumping them.