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State Employee Downloaded SSNs to Personal Computer

DATA LOSS—U.S.

December 17, 2013

Despite a warning on computer security, a state employee who resigned last week says he downloaded data on 6,300 teachers so he could work from home, The Tennessean reports. The 24-year-old former Tennessee Department of Treasury worker told authorities he e-mailed data from a state computer system with a personal account. He uploaded a Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System file containing Social Security numbers on active teachers, violating the treasury’s privacy policy. The man has not been charged with a crime, but all affected teachers have been notified.
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