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Utah Gov. Fires Tech Director, Hires Ombudsman

DATA THEFT—U.S.

May 16, 2012

Following a data breach affecting 780,000 individuals, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has fired the director of the Department of Technology Services and has created a new "health data security ombudsman" to facilitate redress for victims, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Herbert said, "The people of Utah rightly believe that the government will protect them, their families and their personal data...As a state government we have failed to honor that commitment." The new ombudsman said she will act as a "portal for victims."
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