TRS Confidential Data Fiasco #texas #education #fail
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Earlier today, since I was home sick, I decided to activate my free identity theft protection:
You may recall I wrote about this recently, sharing the breach of confidential data for 1.3 million educators and employees in Texas schools. After setting my mobile phone on redial--using a free Android app I downloaded for that purpose--I was finally able to through on the phone to complain that my 82-year old mother couldn't get her account setup.
Here is a link to the press release:
I was successful in signing my wife and I up for the free credit monitoring, though. Below is the screenshot of the form you have to fill out:
Another Texas educator and blogger shares this point in an email to a private email list: