Pace Center for Girls, Inc. (“Pace”) recently became aware that participant information for some of its Florida students was improperly accessed during a data incident which was discovered the week of December 13, 2021. The improper access appears to have arisen from an intrusion into certain infrastructure systems in January 2021. At this time, Pace has identified the following types of student information that were improperly accessed: full name, address/phone number, date of birth, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice identification numbers, enrollment data, behavioral health information and parent/guardian names.
Pace recommends that students and their parents take immediate steps to protect the students from any potential harm resulting from the data incident, such as actively monitoring accounts, Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), and credit bureau reports. Pace also recommends students register a fraud alert with the three major credit bureaus: Equifax (800-525-6285), Experian (888-397-3742), or TransUnion (800-680-7289). Parents may also wish to visit IdentityTheft.gov, “or browse recovery steps” and then select “Children’s personal information.”
Pace has and continues to take prompt action to investigate the incident and improve its security, including engaging an outside cybersecurity firm, securing network and physical computer access, and assessing data protection and gateway security systems.
Pace greatly values the privacy and security of the information of students, and is diligently working to ensure this data incident is properly addressed. If you have any questions about the data incident or the personal information that Pace maintains about its students, or would like to sign your student up for credit monitoring services for the next year free of charge, please contact Pace toll free at (833)264-0157 or by e-mail at Incident [email protected]