So an unnamed staffing agency places an employee at Paragon Benefits, Inc., a firm that administers health benefit plans for TSYS and Kelley Manufacturing. And within days, the employee is improperly accessing personal and health insurance information on those firms’ employees:
Files accessed by Johnson included two files, one from TSYS and another from Kelley Manufacturing, a company that manufactures agricultural equipment. Information included the employees names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, home addresses and insurance plan details. At the time, Johnson had access to the files but had no professional reason to visit the information.
The employee has been arrested and charged after sending information to his personal Gmail account, but where were the background checks? It’s great that an alert employee at Paragon noted and reported the suspicious behavior, but I wonder whether a background check would have turned up anything in Johnson’s history that would have made his employment unwise.
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