School records lost by Canada Post; identity theft feared

It’s not just U.S. school districts that have been suffering breaches. Here’s one from Canada that was reported last week by Luisa D’Amato:

Canada Post has lost two rolls of microfilm containing the personal information of more than 2,200 Waterloo Region residents who left or graduated from high school six years ago.

The microfilms were being sent from a firm in Winnipeg to the Waterloo Region District School Board for storage. They never arrived at the school board and are now classified as lost.

The films contain the names, birth dates, parents’ names, grades, and sometimes also the photos and birth documents of 2,279 students, said Linda Fabi, the board’s director of education.

Read more on The Record.

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