The names, addresses and, in some cases, Social Security numbers of more than
450,000 licensed professionals on 28 separate disks were recently distributed
to various locations. Nearly all of the missing disks have been recovered with
no information compromised. The one missing disk, which contains information
on nursing home administrators, was reportedly sent to an agency in California
and is still in transit.
The state blamed the gaffe on new software it's using to distribute the information.
Apparently, the software was supposed to delete the Social Security numbers.
Seems this type of story is becoming disturbingly regular. How does your organization
protect personal data? What safeguards do you take for your own personal data?
Confide in me at [email protected].
Posted by Lafe Low on 10/10/2007 at 1:23 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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