(update) Laptops stolen from a contractor’s van had a slew of sensitive student data
Remember the Illinois State Board of Education laptops stolen from a Harrisburg Project van recently? I was reading more about the incident and noticed that there was even more sensitive data on the laptops than originally indicated in media coverage:
The staff data stored on the computers included name, demographics, Social Security number, teacher certification number and work assignment. The student data included resident school district, birth date, name, student identification number, Social Security number, student’s identified disability, bilingual special education and other information.
And Social Security Numbers were being used in student files…. why?
Read more on Beacon News and remember that the federal government wants to compile and track even more data on students. Oh yeah, what could possibly go wrong?