Employees of five client firms notified by Fidelity Investments that their data were exposed to the wrong parties

Fidelity Investments has reported a number of breaches this year, all involving exposure of information to the wrong people:

On June 17, Fidelity notified the NH Attorney General’s Office that information (names and Social Security numbers) of  Apria Healthcare plan members was accidentally included in a secure email sent to three employees of another client plan sponsor on April 26. The breach was discovered on May 10. Those affected were offered free credit monitoring for one year.

On June 18, Fidelity notified the NH Attorney General’s Office that information about Citrix System employees was accidentally included in a secure email sent to three employees of another client plan sponsor. This appears to have been part of the same breach reported above.

On June 21, Fidelity notified the NH Attorney General’s Office that information about Group 1 Automotive employees was accidentally included in a secure email sent to three employees of another client plan sponsor. This, too, appears to have been part of the same breach reported above.

On June 28, Fidelity notified the NH Attorney General’s Office that information about Power Advocate, Inc. employees was accidentally included in a secure email sent to three employees of another client plan sponsor. This, also, appears  to have been part of the same breach reported above.

And on  July 31,  Fidelity wrote to current and former Oracle employees enrolled in a 401(k) savings and investment plan:

On July 10, 2013, information about you was inadvertently included in a report that was briefly viewed by a plan administrator at another Fidelity client firm. The report included your name, Social Security number, compensation, and other information related to administration of your 401(k) savings and investment plan. The report that contained this information was only accessible through a password-protected application and only one employee at the Fidelity client firm had access to this report, a Human Resources manager, who is authorized to handle personal data related to his firm’s benefits plans as part of his job responsibilities. That employee fully and promptly cooperated with Fidelity in the return and deletion of the report.

 

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