Right before Christmas, the County of San Diego Benefits Division discovered that some employees’ personal information had been inadvertently shared with Wells Fargo.
The problem arose when the county sent personal information of those employees enrolling in a Wells Fargo Health Savings Account. A programming error by the county’s service provider, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, resulted in the additional transmission of data belonging to employees who had not signed up for the HSA. Those personal details included the employees’ name, primary e-mail address, date of birth, Social Security number, Employee ID number, and work and home telephone numbers.
The number of employees impacted by this error was not disclosed.
You can read a copy of the full notification letter on the California Attorney General’s website.