Princeton Apologizes for web breach

Wednesday, 31 July 2002, 12:33 AM EST

Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman apologized yesterday for snooping by at least one Princeton admissions officer into online files of high school seniors who had applied to Ivy League rival Yale University.

"Basic principles of privacy and confidentiality are at stake here," Tilghman wrote in an e-mail to Princeton students and faculty. "Violations of these principles therefore must not, and will not, be tolerated."

A preliminary Yale investigation has concluded that computers at Princeton were used in April to access the admissions accounts of 11 high school seniors who applied to Yale. Yale has asked the FBI to determine whether any federal laws were broken and Princeton has hired a former federal prosecutor to investigate the incident.

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