Exposure

UK: ‘Security breach’ at jobseeker centre

Hannah Crown reports: A centre for the unemployed has been accused of mismanagement, a chronic shortage of facilities and personal security breaches. Between 15 and 30 unemployed people use the ATS centre, at 377 North Circular Road, Palmers Green, which provides programmes of training and work experience placements for people on Jobseeker’s Allowance for...

Ca: City of Regina apologizes for accidentally releasing private information

The City of Regina says it is retraining staff after an employee accidentally released the private information of 1,000 citizens and city workers. Officials admit someone from the financial services department released data late last year that included partial names, social insurance numbers, licence plate numbers, and property tax and utility account numbers. The...

CA: Hundreds of Hegarty Chiropractic patient charts found in dumpster

Hegarty Chiropractic may be feeling a bit bent out of shape today. They got caught dumping patient records in a dumpster. About 200 charts (files) with medical records, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, etc. Rancho Cordova police retrieved the files and turned them over to the state for investigation. You can watch the...

OK: Personal data stolen in SemGroup case

Rod Walton reports: Online banking bandits pulled thousands of dollars from the accounts of current and former SemGroup LP employees after personal information was inadvertently left on a bankruptcy court document made public last summer. SemGroup officials said, however, that as far as they are aware, all the money was returned to the accounts...

CO: ‘Anti-Gym’ Personal Records Found In Dumpster

Rick Sallinger reports: Personal information on clients of a now-shuttered Denver gym has turned up in a very public place. Two weeks ago the Internal Revenue Service shut down the “Anti-Gym” for non-payment of payroll taxes. Somehow many of the gym’s records turned up outside in the trash. … There was information about gay...

Purdue U. mailing error exposes 1099 forms of temporary employees

Purdue University reported a breach that occurred in January on Feb.3 on their site: A potential problem involving 1099 forms may affect individuals or organizations who were employed on a temporary basis by Purdue University in 2008. Due to a mailing error, some of these forms were inadvertently sent to the wrong individual or...

MA: City fines man for dumping tax forms

Laura Crimaldi and Frank Quaratiello report: City inspectors in Boston have fined a Norwood man $2,500 after finding “thousands” of tax documents containing sensitive personal information in a Dumpster behind a dollar store in Hyde Park. Employees at a Family Dollar store at 1248 River St. discovered the unshredded tax documents yesterday when they...

Confidential LAPD misconduct files mistakenly posted on Internet

Joel Rubin reports: The Los Angeles Police Commission violated its own strict privacy policy — and perhaps state law — on Friday, releasing a confidential report on the Internet that contained the names of hundreds of officers accused of racial profiling and other misconduct. The blunder, which police officials attributed to a clerical error,...