Mercer University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Mercer University regarding its recent data breach. The Mercer University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 93,500 individuals.


Mercer University is a prestigious private research university which offers a wide range of academic programs across 12 colleges and schools. Accordingly, Mercer University provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, allowing students to pursue their passions and interests in various fields of study. Established in 1833, Mercer University is the oldest private institution in Georgia and has developed a reputation for excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Located in Macon, Georgia, Mercer University has additional campuses in Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus.


On April 5, 2023, Mercer University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Mercer University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through certain files stored on Mercer University’s computer servers between February 12, 2023 and February 24, 2023. On May 24, 2023, Mercer University began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Mercer University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Mercer University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Mercer University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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