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[Dataloss] OH: COTA workers' data exposed

From: kirniki (kirnikigmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 18 2009 - 09:09:17 CDT


http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/03/18/COTAprob.ART_ART_03-18-09_B7_5UD98US.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=101

More than 900 current and former COTA employees recently learned their
Social Security numbers had been sent to dozens of health-insurance
companies.
Central Ohio Transit Authority officials notified administrative
employees who have or had worked for COTA since 2004 that personnel
workers gave 51 companies their names and identification numbers. The
information went to companies proposing to bid on providing long-term
disability insurance to COTA.

In 2006, COTA also sent information on union employees to 39 potential
insurance providers.

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