The personal information of 4,000 students who use the bus transportation system was put at risk by CPS, after they mistakenly sent out their personal information to five vendors who were seeking to do business with the district.
The 4,000 students who have been affected are a subset of 22,500 students who use the bus transportation system.
After learning of the data breach, the authorities have quickly taken measures to avoid a problem and have written confirmations from all vendors that all the sensitive information has been successfully dispose off.
The affected students and parents have also ben notified of the breach. Also, the employees of CPS have been instructed in handling personal information of people in a more sensitive and private manner.
The breach happened in March, when CPS accidentally gave the information to five vendors.