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Breaches in DE, FL Discovered

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 1, 2010

Delaware Online reports that a benefits consulting company working with the state government inadvertently posted to the Internet the Social Security numbers, birth dates and gender of about 22,000 state retirees. A spokesman for the company said the information should have been randomized and the company is investigating why it was not. Meanwhile, the University of Florida announced in a press release that a laptop was stolen from an employee of P.K. Young, an affiliated kindergarten-through-grade-12 laboratory school. It contained the personal information of more than 8,300 students and employees. The university is notifying those affected and installing encryption software on laptops containing restricted data.
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