CBE laptop containing private information stolen from employee’s car

The Calgary Board of Education is hoping to recover a stolen CBE laptop with data on over 2,000 students.

The board says it was taken from an employee’s car, which was not on CBE property at the time.

The data on the computer includes report cards for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, students names, photos, CBE and Alberta education numbers, and report card results and comments.

There was also information about parent’s names, home addresses and phone numbers.

The CBE has notified both Calgary Police and the Alberta Privacy Commissioner.

The CBE says school principals have notified 80% the parents and students involved

The laptop was password protected.

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A copy of the letter to affected students and parents is online.

For more information see the news release. 

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