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Stolen Laptop Contained PII of 2,000 Students

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October 19, 2012

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has notified police and the Alberta privacy commissioner after an employee’s laptop containing student report cards was stolen, the Calgary Herald reports. A CBE spokesman said the laptop is believed to have been password-protected. The laptop contained information of more than 2,000 students between kindergarten and grade 12 from 100 schools. The spokesman said the report cards included “the student’s name, their CBE identity number, their Alberta Education identity number, a student photo, as well as, obviously, all the comments that are on a report card from the teacher.”
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