The records spanned the years 1992 to 2007, but the good news (huh? - Ed) is that the Uni stopped using Social Security numbers to identify students in the early 1990s.
As a result, the Uni claims that only the Social Security numbers of 199 students from the spring 1992 intake of students have been lost.
That's all right then - the other 1,600 students have only their names, addresses, grades and other allied data to worry about.
Following the data loss fiasco being made public, the Uni has offered to pay for one year of services from LifeLock, an ID theft prevention company, for the affected students.
If I was affected, I'd sue their a**es off...