Berkeley hack sparks legislative backlash

Friday, 3 December 2004, 8:26 AM EST

The research community would lose its access to sensitive information from California's state-run programs under proposed legislation announced this week, a reaction to the penetration earlier this year of a university system housing personal data on over one million participants in a state program.

But researchers warn the proposal could cripple a broad range of important research in economics and social sciences.

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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