Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: City of Buffalo School District
  • Street Address: 712 City Hall, 65 Niagara Street
  • City: Buffalo
  • State, or Country if outside the US: NY
  • Zip Code: 14202

Submitted By

  • Name: Daniel Altieri
  • Title: Attorney
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Telephone Number: 716-844-3741
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Retained Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 14,039
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 1
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 03/06/2021
  • Date Breach Discovered: 03/12/2021
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Financial Account Number or Credit/Debit Card Number (in combination with security code, access code, password or PIN for the account)

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 05/11/2021
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Buffalo Public Schools Ad CM Employee r3prf (1).PDF
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: 1-year; Kroll; Credit Monitoring, Fraud Consultation, and Identity Theft Restoration