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Possible information security risk in the admission procedure of International Business degree programme

A possible data breach has been noticed with some of the applicants of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business in the Finnish universities of applied sciences. The applicants have been asked to create the personal application videos and share those with the UASs in question.

The fact that some of the videos have not been unlisted and therefore the videos have been public for everyone, has caused a possible data breach.

Savonia University of Applied Sciences has reported a data breach notification of this case to the supervisory authority of Finland, the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman. All cooperating UASs have contacted the applicants on the possibility of the data breach and instructed the applicants to delete the possible public application videos.

Altogether 15 universities of applied sciences cooperate with the International Business programmes.

More information:

Anne Koskela
Savonia UAS
+358 44 785 5050


Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.