Exposure

Ca: Breach of Confidentiality?

saskatoonhomepage.ca reports that a man who bought surplus boxes from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) discovered that the boxes were not empty. They contained some insurance files with personal information. The agency is investigating and the privacy commissioner has been notifed.

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Ashley Johnson was arrested in Memphis for trying to open a store account under a false name. When police searched her vehicle, they discovered cards in dozens of other identity cards. Johnson allegedly used names and identification numbers she found on employee applications that she took from trash containers behind...

CT: Glitch Leads to Campus Gmail Vulnerability

Seen on The Wesleyan Argus: When Information Technology Services (ITS) switched Wesleyan’s e-mail to Gmail in January of this year, students were able to log into other students’ e-mails for about a month by typing in a username and leaving the password field blank. This glitch has been but one of a multitude of...

NE: Bruning Warns Against Careless Disposal Of Records

Mike McKnight of WOWT in Nebraska reports that as a follow-up to their exposure of a breach that exposed personnel files on more than 20 former employees of Claire’s, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning gave Claire’s Corporation a written notice that they needed to develop a policy to ensure records are properly destroyed and...

Ca: City playing with personal information?

Richard Deschamps of radio station CJAD reports: If you’ve ever gotten a traffic ticket from the city of Montreal, there’s a good chance it, along with a lot of your personal information, might have wound up in a place where anyone looking to steal personal information might have had access to it. An investigation...

Personal info of 18,000 Nashville students exposed on the web (updated)

The Associated Press reports that the Tennessee Department of Education has announced that a private contractor, Public Consulting Group, accidentally exposed personal information of more than 18,000 Nashville public school students and 6,000 of their parents on the web from December 28 through March 31, when the problem was discovered by a parent. Information...