Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Grinnell College
  • Street Address: 1115 8th Avenue
  • City: Grinnell
  • State, or Country if outside the US: IA
  • Zip Code: 50112

Submitted By

  • Name: Patrick McNally
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Octillo
  • Telephone Number: 716-898-2102
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 2,319
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 6
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 03/13/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 05/07/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • Inadvertent disclosure
  • 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: 09/29/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Grinnell Individual Notice.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • 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: 12 months of Experian IdentityWorks, which includes automatic fraud alerts, internet surveillance, resolution of identity theft, and identity restoration support.