Canada Sued Over Massive Student-Loan Data Breach

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 6:21 PM EST) -- A Canadian lawyer launched a class action against the Canadian government Thursday over its loss of a hard drive that contained the personal information of employees and more than half a million student loan program participants, calling it the largest data breach in the nation's history.

Although the data on the hard drive lost by Canada’s Department of Human Resources and Skills Development concerned more than 500,000 student loan borrowers, attorney Bob Buckingham claims at least 2 million citizens may be affected, given that the student...
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