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Questions Remain Unanswered in Student Loan Breach

DATA LOSS

February 15, 2013

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley faced questions in the House of Commons regarding the loss of an external hard drive from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Postmedia News reports. One question she was not able to answer was whether the breach affected only those students who obtained loans between 2000 and 2006. The drive contained the personal information of 583,000 student loan borrowers. Action taken so far by the department has included a six-year contract with Equifax to protect the credit of those whose data may have been compromised, the report states.
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