Monday, August 07, 2006

VA loses sensitive data again...

Oops. Okay, maybe the first time was forgivable. Understandable even...but the second time? third?

"The disclosure comes after a string of recent data breaches at the VA, including the May 3 theft of 26.5 million veterans' personal data from a VA employee's home in suburban Maryland. The laptop and external drive containing that information has since been recovered, and two teens were arrested Saturday as part of what appeared to be a routine burglary.

In recent weeks, the VA has also acknowledged losing sensitive data for more than 16,000 veterans in at least two other cases in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Indianapolis, Indiana." [Source: CNN]

These people served our country. Can't their privacy and credit be protected at a minimum?


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