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NC DHHS Trashed Disks By Accident

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 27, 2011

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced that they may have thrown out computer disks containing personal information during an office renovation, reports WNCT. The disks contained the personal information of people who had applied for services through the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing between 2005 and 2008. DHHS is sending letters to all those affected, alerting them to the incident and offering guidance on how to protect themselves from identity theft, the report states. The department has also notified the State Bureau of Investigation and the attorney general's office, and it is revisiting its policies and procedures to better protect records.
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