The University of Louisville in Kentucky on June 2 posted a public notice of a data breach in which protected health and financial information from its kidney disease program was posted on a publicly accessible Web site for 19 months.

According to local media reports, a physician who set up the site believed it was protected. Because of a programming error, the physician and an assistant entered data in October 2008 without knowing it was going on a public page. The site was not accessible without typing in the specific address, which would not be available through a search engine, a spokesperson told television station WLKY. What follows is the university's notice:

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