The Thames Valley District School Board is releasing few details but wants to reassure parents that student information is safe following a data breach at London South Collegiate.
Students were sent home with a note (pictured above) Thursday afternoon letting parents know about a data breach that occurred on April 14th by a student at South.
Marion Moynihan, Superintendent of Learning Support Services in the IT Portfolio, tells AM980 the student involved is at home pending the board’s decision.
“We did contact London Police Services and we are also as a board looking into if and what disciplinary action will be taken on the part of the student.”
When asked for comment, London Police confirmed they were contacted but say the case is now closed.
The school board is not saying what data was accessed, but says nothing was altered and they have made adjustments to their system to improve security.
“Certainly we’re always concerned if there’s access to our data but we’ve made adjustments to our system since that time, learning of that event,” Moynihan adds.
“We are confident that it cannot be accessed in a similar fashion again.”