Arizona pension system admits data was taken last year by former high-ranking employee

Craig Harris reports:

The statewide trust that manages pensions for police officers, firefighters, politicians and corrections officers notified its members and their employers this week of a potential security breach even though trust managers have known about the issue since last fall.

Christa Severns, a spokeswoman for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, said Friday that she could not specifically say why the trust took months to notify its more than 52,000 members and their employers of a possible problem.

Read more on The Republic.  It doesn’t sound like the named employee was stealing data for purposes of ID theft, but rather to preserve evidence of what he believes was wrong-doing by the trust. And while the trust sued him in October over the data removal, the trust itself is now under investigation.

In other words, this case is messy.

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