Months after announcing an unencrypted hard drive with the personal information of millions of students on it is missing, the B.C. Ministry of Education is still notifying the people affected.
Vancouver School Board trustee Patti Bacchus says her son received a letter on Monday, four months after the fact, saying his information was on the hard drive.
Bacchus says the letter doesn’t offer any credit or identity theft protection.
“Yeah, that surprised me. The letter is from Dave Byng, the deputy minister of education. Certainly in my experience, I have had banks and others have had some data issues where they have notified us within a couple of weeks and set up credit monitoring and other protections. This is really just an acknowledgement that it happened, coming several months later.”