The Superintendent of the Quesnel School District says they really don’t know at this point what the impact will be at the local level in the wake of a security glitch that saw the Province lose personal information on 3.4 million students.
Sue-Ellen Miller says they don’t know if that data was about students in Quesnel but she says they are taking the matter seriously and are trying to find out…
“We are concerned because we believe the protection of information is critical and that’s really important in the work that we do in the School District so what we have done is posted on our website the phone numbers if parents have concerns.”
The number that parents can call is 1-800-663-78-67.
Miller says they haven’t received a lot of calls so far.
The information that may have been leaked includes things such as birth certificates, medical information and special; education designations.
It only affects students between the years of 1986 and 2009.
School District 27 says have been informed of the potential data breach as well.
Ministry staff is continuing their efforts to locate the missing hard drive.
Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Minister Amrik Virk had announced the management of personal information by government ministries to be reviewed by the Office of the Chief Information Officer in the wake of the incident on Tuesday.