DHS reports breach of 26,000
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients…
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients has been breached.
The department said today that the information includes Social Security numbers and Medicaid identification numbers that are on spreadsheets emailed to an employees’ home email address.
The name of the employee was not released.
The agency says email violates both federal and state law and that the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has been notified for possible criminal charges.
The emails were discovered by department attorneys preparing for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
The agency says all affected clients will be notified by mail and that it is working with attorneys to recover the spreadsheets.
NW News on 09/16/2017
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