Exposure

JP: Info on 110,000 students leaked

Personal information containing names, addresses, telephone numbers and bank account numbers used for paying tuition on all 110,000 students enrolled in Kanagawa prefectural senior high schools in fiscal 2006 was leaked–and remains–on the Internet because the involved parties have been unable to get it removed. Last September, the board of education received a fax...

IE: Red faces as health records dumped in North

Ciaran Byrne reports: The Data Protection Commissioner confirmed last night that medical notes found dumped in the North clearly identify 16 Irish hospital patients. An investigation has been launched into how the sensitive notes came to be dumped in a laneway in Co Derry. The Data Protection Commissioner said the notes identify the people...

OK: County Posts Social Security Numbers Online

Thousands of Oklahomans’ Social Security numbers may be listed online for anyone to see and they don’t even know it. Pottawatomie County posts home sale and mortgage information on its Web site, but some home owners said the county is getting too personal about open records. “What the public needs to realize is, for...

GA: Tax prep mistake puts woman’s identity at risk

A woman in Savannah who went to a Jackson Hewitt for help preparing her taxes got a phone call the next day from a stranger, telling her that all her documents — including her personal information, copies of her license, social security number and her children’s social security numbers — had been sent to...

Hospital Addresses Online Privacy Mistake

When a former patient at West Penn hospital went online to pay her bill, she discovered that she could access 85 other patients’ information, including their names, addresses, medical procedures and costs. When the hospital did not reply to two emails she sent alerting them to the problem, she went to a news station,...