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[Dataloss] Utah guv fires tech director over health data breach, creates security czar

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Thu May 17 2012 - 14:10:02 CDT

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By Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 15 2012

Gov. Gary Herbert apologized to the 780,000 victims of the health data security
breach on Tuesday.

To restore the public?s trust, he announced Tuesday that he fired Department of
Technology Services director Stephen Fletcher and hired an ombudsman to
shepherd victims through the process of protecting their identities and credit.

"The people of Utah rightly believe that the government will protect them,
their families, and their personal data. When they interface with us that is in
fact our charge," Herbert said at an afternoon news conference, adding that one
of his family members was among those whose information was compromised.

"As a state government we have failed to honor that commitment," he said. "For
that, as your governor and as a Utahn, I am deeply sorry."

He said Fletcher was asked to resign, saying the director lacked "oversight and


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