The Ministry of Education has informed education partners and school districts of a potential data breach.
An unencrypted external hard drive which contains student data cannot be found. Ministry staff are continuing their efforts to locate the missing hard drive.
Meanwhile, as the protection of personal information and privacy are of utmost importance and a top priority of the provincial government, and out of an abundance of caution, the provincial government issued a public notification of this potential data breach.
For more information, please refer to this News Release and backgrounder from the Provincial Government. The News Release provides more details about the data on the missing hard drive.
A follow-up News Release is available here.
You can also contact Service BC for more information, details below:
Victoria: 250 387-6121
Vancouver: 604 660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1-800-663-7867
Any further updates will be posted.