Two unnamed University of Oregon employees have been put on leave after 22,000 pages of electronic records were released from the president's office. Interim President Scott Coltrane claims the release was unlawful.
The information was requested by an unidentified professor and released without being inspected to meet state and federal privacy laws.
The documents include confidential information and correspondence between the university's last four presidents and parents, students and faculty.
Tobin Klinger is a UO spokesman:
Klinger: "We just wanted to make the campus community aware, and the public to a certain extent, that the information had been released and that we are taking the actions to try to maintain appropriate confidentiality."
Klinger says there is no reason to believe any of the information included Social Security numbers, financial data, or medical information.