Data breach in new Illinois online unemployment system exposes private information

Jamie Munks reports:

A glitch in a newly launched state system for processing unemployment claims for gig workers publicly exposed personal information, a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Sunday.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security “is aware there was a glitch” in a new system for processing unemployment claims for independent contractors and the self-employed that “made some private information publicly available for a short time, and worked to immediately remedy the situation,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh said in a statement. “A full investigation is underway to assess exactly what happened and how many people were impacted. Those who were impacted will be notified.”

Read more on the Chicago Tribune.

Is this the same “glitch” that impacted the Arkansas unemployment claims portal? It wouldn’t surprise me if it was, but then, what other states are using that same system?

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