Canadian government agrees to $17.5 million settlement of class action lawsuit over student loan privacy breach

The Canadian Press reports an update on litigation stemming from a lost or missing device with student loan data on 583,000 students. The breach occurred in 2013.

The federal government will pay at least $17.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed after a major privacy breach involving about 583,000 student loan recipients.

Firms involved in the class action says they and federal lawyers have agreed to the settlement, subject to court approval in February.

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