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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 7:06 pm

University of Virginia students’ Social Security numbers no longer are downloaded in a central database, the school will halt sending health mailers to students and a “particular query” that pulls information from the database no longer will be used, school officials announced Friday.

Those moves came as part of a recently completed first phase of a review being conducted by an information security task force appointed by UVa President Teresa A. Sullivan after insurance brochures were mailed to 18,700 students bearing their Social Security numbers along with addresses.

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