Georgia Agency Emails a Contractor the Health Diagnoses of 3,000 Senior Citizens

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Government (U.S.) // Healthcare and Public Health // Georgia, United States

The state’s Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services accidentally revealed medical details on elderly individuals to an outsider.  

"No other personal information—social security numbers, Medicaid numbers, dates of birth, or contact information—was disclosed,” agency officials said.

The state program that made the mistake helps people at risk of being placed in nursing homes remain in their communities. All victims have been notified.

“While we are confident that this data breach was limited in nature and resolved almost immediately, we are obligated to ensure that our clients and the public can trust the integrity of our programs,” Georgia’s Human Services Commissioner Robyn Crittenden said.