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Kaiser warns nearly 30,000 employees of data breach




Kaiser warns nearly 30,000 employees of data breach
Kaiser warns nearly 30,000 employees of data breach



http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11646163 

By Sandy Kleffman
Contra Costa Times
02/06/2009

Kaiser Permanente is notifying 29,500 of its Northern California 
employees that a security breach has led to the release of their 
personal information, including Social Security numbers.

A "handful" of employees have reported identity thefts as a result of 
the breach, Kaiser said.

The breach did not involve Kaiser member information and no personal 
health details have been jeopardized, according to a written statement 
issued by Gay Westfall, senior vice president of human resources for the 
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

The stolen information included names, addresses, dates of birth and 
Social Security numbers for Kaiser employees.

"We immediately launched an internal investigation and are working to 
determine the source of this breach, and we are working closely with law 
enforcement in their investigation," Westfall said.

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