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Utah Hires PR Firm Following Breach; IL Hospital Fires Data Thief

DATA LOSS—U.S.

May 15, 2012

The state of Utah is hiring a public relations firm to manage the fallout from a breach involving the personal information of nearly 800,000 Utah residents, including the Social Security numbers of 55,000. The contract calls for a communications plan "to rebuild trust with the public, specifically those who were directly impacted by the breach and those who rely on the Utah Department of Heath for critical health services," reports The Salt Lake Tribune. Meanwhile, an employee at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been charged with stealing patients' identities to pay personal bills.
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