House Committee to Discuss Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.May 17, 2010
A House committee will discuss recent data breaches at the Veterans Affairs Department during a hearing on Wednesday, Federal Times reports. One of the breaches involved more than 600 veterans whose information was exposed when a government contractor's unencrypted laptop was stolen, the report states. In a letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) suggested that the department is neglecting its responsibility to protect veterans' personal information.