Human Resources and Skills Development Canada seems to be vying for a spot on the wall of shame.
Last month, they disclosed that an employee had lost an unencrypted USB drive with 5,000 Canadians’ social insurance numbers, medical records, and other information. Even normally mild-mannered and polite Canadians got upset over that one.
Now today, when most people had already left work for the weekend and might not see the news, they disclosed that a drive with 583,000 student loan records with social insurance numbers, dates of birth, and loan balances was missing. Reportedly, they discovered the drive was missing in November, while they were investigating the lost USB drive.