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Public Health Dept. Reports Second Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 28, 2011

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been breached for the second time in six months, Info Security reports. The personal information of 9,000 employees was "improperly copied to a private hard drive and removed from state offices," according to the CDPH. The information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, next-of-kin names and addresses and workers' compensation documents, the report states. The agency is offering credit monitoring services to those affected and is reviewing its security procedures. The CDPH reported a separate breach in December 2010, which affected up to 2,550 individuals.
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