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Edsby Security Update
Edsby Security Update

​York Region District School Board takes the privacy and protection of personal information very seriously.

A vulnerability that allowed access to student profile photos within the Edsby platform was identified in January and resolved within a week of being brought to our attention.

The Board also immediately contacted the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) and the York Regional Police (YRP). Through a comprehensive investigation, Edsby has determined that a single Internet Protocol (IP) address located within York Region accessed student profile photos and no other information. York Regional Police retrieved all information from the individual identified with this IP address and the (photo) information was deleted by YRP staff members. Those directly affected by this will be individually contacted by YRDSB.

We continue to work with the IPC, a third-party security consultant and Edsby to ensure we are taking all steps and precautions to contain and protect student personal information.

We also continue to work with all of our technology partners to ensure all possible measures are taken to ensure the security of their software and applications.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact For more information about the Edsby platform, please see the FAQ.

Posted Feb 13 and updated Feb 21
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