Thursday, June 29, 2006

Is That Everyone Now?

We see stories like this from around the country almost weekly. This one hits a little closer to home.
Sensitive personal data of Springfield city workers and retirees, including their Social Security numbers, was on a computer server that was stolen from an insurance company's Midwest office in March.

City workers have been receiving letters from Medical Excess Inc., a subsidiary of American International Group Inc., warning them to watch their credit card statements. The letters also include telephone numbers for them to call if they suspect something is amiss, Mayor Tim Davlin said Wednesday.


About 1,800 city employees and an unknown number of retirees with city health insurance could have been affected, Davlin said.
Has anyone’s identity NOT been stolen by now? Maybe we have too much information stored in too many places?

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