In the wake of a class action lawsuit, the federal government now says it will provide a “credit flag” service for nearly 600,000 Canadians whose data was lost in November. But it is not the same level of credit protection it advised those affected to get, and pay for themselves.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) said the hard drive was lost in November from an office in Gatineau, Que. and the search for the hard drive continues. The people affected, who received letters earlier this month warning them about the data breach, had Canada Student Loans between 2000 and 2006.  Read More…


  1. Sheesh! Big government and yet again messing up with our important identity.

  2. I still don’t know what the big fuss is all about. Sure they lost the hard drive but seriously most people are not that important and will never be affected by this. We are way too high on our horses to think that our lost identity means the King is being attacked. Who are you again? No one cares about you or your identity details.

  3. CRA offering free credit protection to those affected. Yea, you think?
    Crazy world we are living.

  4. With so many Canadians drowning in massive debt i would be amazed if anything of value is on that lost drive besides headache. If anything the people who are affected should be thanking their lucky stars. Clean slate to start at $0 and rake up that debt yet again.

  5. Wow! I never heard about this until now.

    The funny thing is i too had student loans in 2004 but never received any such letter.

    I will be calling the office later today to find out more information.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  6. Equifax and Transunion must be loving this. More business from them for something that should have never been an issue. Business as usual.

  7. I have $35,000 in university debt. How do i get lost too? 🙂

  8. It would be funny if the harddrive was found never misplaced but still in the same computer but the technician misread device manager. Cringe. Hush!

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