Insurer leaks personal data to agents

Jaquetta White reports:

The names, addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates and Social Security numbers of more than 1,700 independent agents for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana were accidentally included in an e-mail sent to the insurer’s agents last week.

An e-mail about plans to update an internal operating system contained a spreadsheet attachment that listed personal information for more than 1,700 Blue Cross providers. The independent agents, called producers, whose information was revealed are the same agents who received the message.

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