Detroit Health Department Provides Notice of Data Security Incident
The following is a notice from the Detroit Health Department. It is unclear whether this was an accidental breach due to error or some more intentional wrongdoing by an employee, but the notice makes no mention of disciplining any employee or referring to law enforcement.
The Detroit Health Department is notifying specific individuals about a recent security incident involving the unauthorized release of private client information. Upon learning of this issue, we worked to mitigate the threat of any continued breach and sought assistance from external security professionals.
On May 12, 2022, it was discovered that protected health information was compromised as a result of an unauthorized disclosure in our office. To the best of our knowledge and belief, information was improperly disclosed to a third party which information contained names, address, dates of birth, contact information, gender, race, marital status, household size, and participation status in certain Detroit Health Department programs. This incident does not affect all Detroit Health Department clients.
Notified individuals are being provided with best practices to protect their information, including but not limited to monitoring their credit information. The Detroit Health Department is fully committed to maintaining the private and personal information in its possession and have taken many precautions to safeguard it. For the individuals who have questions or need additional information regarding this incident, please call our toll-free number at 1-833-242-6019.
Source Detroit Health Department