Milpitas youth football players' birth certificates stolen in Hayward

And once again, we see volunteers being given sensitive personal information without any requirement that they protect the data properly. Gabriela De Anda reports:

The parents of more than 80 young athletes in the Milpitas Knights PAL Youth Football program received a troubling e-mail Aug. 8. The president of the league sent an apology stating a bag of registration materials — including original birth certificates, physical forms, registration forms and photos — had been stolen from the back seat of a volunteer’s car on Aug. 6.

According to the police report filed in Hayward, where the incident occurred, a volunteer had left the sensitive items in the back seat of her vehicle. Her boyfriend took the vehicle to work that night and parked the car in a nearby lot, where the items were believed to have been stolen. In addition, the report also stated that the Knights checkbook was taken.

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