Online data breaches plague Metro Nashville

Nate Rau reports:

Metro government continues to mistakenly release the sensitive personal information of residents nearly three years after the Social Security numbers of 330,000 Nashville voters were put at risk.

Five separate incidents across various city government offices since then have exposed Nashvillians to potential identity theft. The most recent mistake, which involved the Metro assessor’s office posting the banking information of three Nashville flood victims online, was discovered last week.


In response, Mayor Karl Dean plans to hire a new information technology security chief and has appointed a panel of high-ranking Metro officials to create new policies to help prevent further miscues.

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