On February 19, the Ministère de l’Éducation received confirmation that personal information concerning teachers may have been stolen.
Beginning the week of July 27, 2020, those concerned were sent a letter informing them of the measures to take and the resources available. For their protection, they are being offered the services of a credit monitoring company, the cost of which will be assumed by the government for a period of 5 years.
It is possible that a person who never taught at an educational institution could have had their personal information stolen. This might be the case, for example, if a school or college evaluated the schooling of a person who applied for a teaching position and went through the hiring process but never actually ended up teaching. In fact, any teacher who has worked in the school and college networks, as well as any person who has applied for such a position, may have been affected by the data breach.
Anyone who may have been affected should remain vigilant.