Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Buffalo Public Schools
  • Street Address: 712 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square
  • City: Buffalo
  • State, or Country if outside the US: New York
  • Zip Code: 14202

Submitted By

  • Name: Ryan C. Altieri
  • Title: Associate Attorney
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Telephone Number: 7168443726
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Attorneys

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 19494
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 3
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified: Yes
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 02/8/2024 - 02/22/2024
  • Date Breach Discovered: 04/05/2024
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 04/22/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Notice Proof (ME).pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications: N/A
  • 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: 12 months CyEx Identity Complete fraud detection and credit monitoring services.