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Employee Details, Medical Data Exposed in Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 26, 2012

News of two breaches has come to light. SC Magazine reports that the personal information of 1,300 public employees of Wayne County, Michigan, was forwarded to union members when a staff member in the county department of human resources attached a spreadsheet containing names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and employee ID numbers to a mass e-mail. County officials have notified those affected. CVS Caremark Corp. is notifying 3,500 Tufts Health Plan members that due to a "programming error," information about them and their medical conditions was sent to other members of the plan, The Boston Globe reports.  (Registration may be required to access this article.
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