2.2 Million US Military Personnel Privacy Violations

Posted by Johannes Schenk on June 7th, 2006 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law

See this Washington Post article on the recent theft of data from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

And you thought you made a mistake. Concerns are now being raised that information (SSN and residential addresses) relating to 80% of the individuals on the active duty force is available to the public exposing force members and their families to …?

This is a gross example. But think of other examples where the safety of individual employees and their families could be compromised by such a breach. Not hard to do so I’ll let you do the thinking on that one. Suffice it to say that privacy of employee information has become much more than an exercise in statutory compliance. It is also a matter of workplace safety.

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