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Personal data compromised for 583,000 students

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Part of a release from the Canadian Government with details on security breach of information on 583,000 student loan borrowers(photo courtesy of CanLearn)

Hundreds of thousands of student borrowers in Canada have had their private information lost.

It happened in November when a hard drive carrying information on 583,000 Canada Student Loan borrowers was misplaced.

The security breech includes information on people's Name, Address, Date of Birth, Social Insurance Number, and student loan balances.

The breech affects people who had student loans between 2000 and 2006, and a class action law suit has been started.

One of those people is Vincent Jones of Kelowna.

He speaks with guest host Rebbeca Zandbergen.

She also speaks to Chester Wisniewski who is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada on what steps people can take to protect themselves.

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