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Sensitive E-mail Affects 2,400

DATA LOSS—U.S.

February 9, 2011

A data breach at California's Medicaid program has affected about 2,400 beneficiaries, CaliforniaHealthline reports. The Human Services Agency of San Francisco says a former employee e-mailed records to her personal computer, two attorneys and two union representatives, the report states, in an effort to demonstrate that she was responsible for a disproportionately high caseload. The agency's director says that though the records included Social Security numbers and names, they did not include medical or benefits information. The agency is mailing letters to those affected.
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