Personal data of Maryland state employees held on stolen laptops

Two laptops stolen from the Maryland Department of the Environment contained the personal information of employees who worked at the agency from January 2000 through October 2006.

How many victims? 1,367.

What type of personal information? Names and Social Security numbers.

Details: The laptops were reported stolen from the state office building in Baltimore on Nov. 12.

What was the response? Officials are trying to notify the affected individuals; a web site, phone number and email address were created for individuals who are concerned that their information might have been on one of the stolen computers.

Source:, “Stolen laptops held data of 1,300 state employees,” Nov. 22, 2008.

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