California County Acknowledges Security Lapse

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Approximately 4,700 residents of California's Contra Costa County have received notifications that sensitive information about money they owed to the county's Health Service Department was inadvertently posted online.

"The confidential information was contained in an online report to the Board of Supervisors, the county said in a statement," Infosecurity reports.

"No medical information was contained in the report, but the posting of names of people who received services from the Health Services Department is a violation of the state’s health information confidentiality laws, the statement said," the article states.

Go to "California county cops to publish names of deadbeat patients" to read the details.

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