Stolen University Laptop Had Personal Info

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Personal information on more than 8,300 students and employees of a lab school at the University of Florida was on a laptop stolen last month, officials say.

The information on students and workers at the P.K. Yonge Development Research School included employee payroll, employee parking permit and current and former student information dating back to 2000 and included names, Social Security numbers and, in some cases, Florida driver’s license numbers, a university release said Tuesday.

P.K. Yonge is a kindergarten-through-grade-12 laboratory school affiliated with university’s College of Education.

University officials say they have confirmed no student academic or medical records were on the computer.

Also, no credit card information was on the computer, they said.

School officials have mailed letters to 841 people notifying them their information was breached, but say contact information may not be available for everyone with information on the computer.

“We regret that this incident occurred and are working diligently to notify the people who may be impacted by this theft,” P.K. Yonge Director Fran Vandiver said.

The laptop computer was stolen July 23 from the rental car of a P.K. Yonge employee in San Francisco. The theft was reported to California police and later to the University of Florida Police Department.

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