Another Data Breach? This Time in PG? – Update
Prince George, B.C. – Further privacy concerns following this morning’s bombshell announcement the provincial government lost a hard drive containing the personal information of 3.4 million students.
Glen Thielmann, a high school teacher at D.P. Todd Secondary School in Prince George, said “after a secure login” he was provided “access to a data set that I’m not supposed to see according to FOIPPA.”
He added “I ended up with a 64 page report that should not have been accessible. Our staff informed the ministry, and the issue was resolved within a few hours.”
Thielmann said the “access” follows new software School District 57 is using which is called MyEDBC.
He sent out this message on Twitter this afternoon:
“#MyEdBC breaks #bced & #foippa rules. Today, landed on screen w/ all my school’s past/present students: bdays, Med & SpEd & AbEd notes, etc.”
Thielman also voiced his frustration in the comments section of 250 News.
“Our principals and support staff should not (have) to work overtime to mitigate design flaws in the software – not just security, but performance flaws,” he said.
“The BCED procurement process for a new data management system was supposed to ensure a high standard for function and privacy. So far I’m not impressed.”
250 News is waiting to hear back from Prince George School District 57 superintendent Brian Pepper for a response on this matter.