Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Stanford University
  • Street Address: Chief Privacy Officer, 505 Broadway, Cardinal Hall, 6th Floor
  • City: Redwood City
  • State, or Country if outside the US: CA
  • Zip Code: 94063

Submitted By

  • Name: David Saunders
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity): McDermott Will & Emery
  • Telephone Number: 3128038305
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Outside Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 27000
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 3
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 05/12/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 09/27/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 03/11/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Stanford DPS Individual Notification Letter Templates.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications: N/A
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring (if eligible) and identity protection services through IDX and TransUnion