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Breaches Reported; Public-Sector Breach Numbers Rise

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 3, 2012

Hospitals in Connecticut and Ohio have reported breaches of protected health information, while a Tennessee school district is notifying 9,200 students and employees that their personal data was compromised in a breach involving nine of the system’s databases. Meanwhile, Federal Times reports that the Government Accountability Office’s information security director told a Senate subcommittee this week that the number of federal data breaches rose 19 percent between 2010 and 2011.
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