NH: Stolen laptop contained student information from Monadnock Regional School District
On June 5, Monadnock Regional School District nofitied the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that a laptop stolen from an employee’s residence contained unencrypted information on 54 students. The employee was authorized to take work home.
Reading further into the letter, however, it appears that the laptop was stolen from the employee’s vehicle, not their home. The theft occurred overnight between April 30 and May 1.
The student information included first and last names, date of birth, Social Security numbers, occupational therapy evaluations and some medical information. This type of information was likely covered by FERPA (and possibly I.D.E.A.).
In response to the incident, the district reports that they are encrypting all laptops, but no mitigation services were offered to the parents of affected students.