Local government discloses employee social security numbers

February 15, 2012
Cyber Security, Incidents
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A response to a freedom of information law request by the City of Rye, N.Y., has exposed the social security numbers of city employees.

City officials said they were notifying employees that social security numbers were mistakenly disclosed in response to a freedom of information request. The city is attempting to get legal assurances that the recipient will not disclose the numbers, City Manager Scott Pickup told

Pickup said that the social security numbers were included in the payroll data that was disclosed; he was not sure how many employees were affected.

via InfoSecurity Magazine, continued here.