Government transparency site revealed Social Security numbers, other personal info
Tal Kopan reports:
A federal government transparency website made public dozens, if not hundreds, of Social Security numbers and other personal information in a design error during a system upgrade.
The error, on a Freedom of Information Act request portal, was fixed after CNN alerted the government to the situation. For weeks prior, however, individuals’ sensitive personal information was available on the public-facing database unbeknownst to them or the government.
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