Private Infomation Mistakenly Shared

OnlinePrivacyThe Health Flexible Spending Account records of 13,000 Virginia state employees were erroneously sent last month to the wrong human resources or payroll officials … who should have received information only for their own locations.  An insurance subcontractor electronically distributed the confidential health records, which included the employees’ names and Social Security numbers.  As Anne Marie Morgan reports, the exposure of private information was not due to a hacker—but was instead caused by human error.

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