Social Service Agency Loses Records
DATA LOSS—U.S.March 28, 2011
The Maryville Academy, a social service agency in Illinois that cares for abused children, has announced that computer files containing the personal information of 3,900 children Maryville has served have either been misplaced or stolen, reports the Chicago Tribune. The files, which were in a locked storage room, date back to 1992 and may include birth dates, relatives' names, Social Security numbers and medical care, among other information. Maryville is investigating how the files disappeared and encouraging those affected to monitor their credit.