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Revelations Continue in Student Loan Incident

DATA LOSS—CANADA

April 11, 2013

Information continues to trickle in, revealing the true import of the external hard drive loss that has exposed personal information about 583,000 Canadian student loan borrowers. This week, POSTMEDIA NEWS has discovered the drive also contained business plans and financial information about the Canada Student Loan program, along with “investigative reports” on applicants whose eligibility was questionable. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart continues to investigate the data loss, which also includes a missing USB stick, and that inquiry has grown to include the Department of Justice.
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