Exposure

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,...