Printer Accidentally Exposes SS Numbers
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MADISON, WI—For the second time in a little more than a year, the social security numbers of Wisconsin residents have been exposed in a government mailing. The state Department of Health and Family Services sent 260,000 brochures to Medicaid, SeniorCare and BadgerCare recipients, with mailing labels including their social security numbers.
According to the Associated Press, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) of Plano, TX, the vendor which performed the job, has set up a hot line and has offered a year’s worth of credit monitoring. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has ordered all state agencies to review their data security procedures.