Calgary Board of Education worried about lost laptop
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:54AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:08AM MDT
The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is expected to hold a news conference on Wednesday addressing privacy concerns about a laptop stolen earlier in October.
An employee laptop was stolen from a vehicle earlier in the month and officials say the personal information of more than 2,000 students were stored on it.
The CBE confirmed in a release on Wednesday that the laptop contained information pertaining to student report cards from two years ago.
“The CBE apologizes for the breach. We have a number of policies and procedures in place to protect information and have initiated a review to further improve processes. We are also directly notifying all those affected by this,” said Naomi Johnson, chief superintendent of schools.
The report cards include student names, student photos, CBE and Alberta Education numbers, report card results, and comments.
Police and the Alberta Privacy Commissioner are aware of the stolen computer and possible breach.
The CBE is refusing to say whether the employee has been disciplined.
In the meantime, the agency has set up a phone line to answer questions from concerned parents.
It can be reached by calling 403-817-7955.