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October 2, 2009

NARA IT manager says 70 million veterans been put at risk of identity theft

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 9:41 pm

A NARA IT manager has charged that the failure of proper Hard Drive procedures, has “put 70 million veterans at risk of identity theft, and that NARA’s practice of returning hard drives unsanitized was symptomatic of an irresponsible security mindset unbecoming to America’s record-keeping agency.”

“This is the single largest release of personally identifiable information by the government ever,” Bellomy told Wired.com. “When the USDA did the same thing, they provided credit monitoring for all their employees. We leaked 70 million records, and no one has heard a word of it.”

However, “NARA says the lost drive is not a problem because its contractors signed privacy promises in their contracts, though the agency has since changed its policy to require that sensitive media be destroyed by NARA itself.”

Full article at: Probe Targets Archives’ Handling of Data on 70 Million Vets
By Ryan Singel
October 1, 2009

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