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Eight Fired or Disciplined for Accessing Data

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 13, 2010

Eight Virginia Beach human services employees have been fired or disciplined in the past year for wrongfully accessing personal information contained in state databases, reports the Virginian-Pilot. City officials are now expanding the probe that revealed the breaches. "We need to look at the magnitude of the problem," said city auditor Lyndon Remias. Human Services Director Robert Morin said that most of the breaches involved city workers accessing information about people they knew. The 330 department employees have varying degrees of access to up to 13 state and federal databases, according to the report.
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