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[Dataloss] Health providers' Social Security numbers posted on state site

From: ziplock (ziplockpogowasright.org)
Date: Fri Dec 08 2006 - 20:01:27 CST


MONTPELIER, Vt. -- At least several hundred, likely more, Social Security
numbers of health care providers were posted to the Internet in a state
contractor's mistake that officials were scrambling to fix Friday.

Human Resources Commissioner Linda McIntire said the names and Social
Security numbers of doctors, psychologists and others were posted on a Web
site where the state had posted a request for bids by contractors to be
the state's health insurance administrator.

"Despite the fact that the information was open to access, we have no
evidence to date to indicate that your Social Security number was obtained
by anyone intending to misuse it," said a letter sent Friday by McIntire
to medical and mental health care providers.


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