The hard drive had personal information on 583,000 Canadians who were clients of the Canada Student Loans program from 2000 to 2006. Borrowers from Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are not affected.
The information on the missing hard drive includes:
Student names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, contact information and loan balance of Canada Student Loan borrowers.
Personal contact information for 250 HRSDC employees.