Thursday, July 17, 2014

Privacy Breach at VA?

An supervisor of the Veterans Administration (VA) benefits division in Baltimore Maryland was found to have about 8,000 claims documents stacked in his office, 1,500 of which contained personally identifiable information (PII).

The discovery resulted in the removal of the employee from his position. Management is determining which documents contain Social Security and other sensitive information and will audit all staff office space.

"The Baltimore Regional Benefit Office is reorganizing after what appears to be a privacy breach."
- CBS News, Baltimore
Acting director of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson admits trust has been broken, “Ultimately that’s what we’re after: trust,” he said.
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Sources:
(a) Baltimore VA Benefits Office Reorganizing After Alleged Privacy Breach - www.Baltimore.CBS.com, 07/14/2014

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