State Data with Social Security Numbers Misplaced for Two Weeks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nine million state records containing Social Security numbers and other sensitive data used to verify Medicaid claims went missing for more than two weeks before being located.

Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman says the data was found Monday.

She says none of the data was compromised, and that it would the records are difficult to access without specific knowledge.

A courier delivering the box of 14 computers tapes to a vendor placed the box inside the wrong bin in a state office building.

More than a week passed before the contractor that was supposed to receive the tapes noticed the package hadn't arrived.

State officials are now promising to implement new tracking procedures.


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