Colorado, Ohio and Florida have become the latest states to disclose the accidental exposure of information belonging to citizens who applied to the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program as a means of seeking some financial security during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
In all cases, the states said a very limited number of people inadvertently gained access to others' information.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services on Wednesday reportedly [1, 2, 3] acknowledged a "data issue" that exposed names, Social Security numbers and street addresses to roughly two dozen individuals. The problem was discovered by Deloitte Consulting, which has been assisting the ODJFS in the administration of the PUA program.
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