By Rick Norton
Cleveland Daily Banner
July 6, 2010
A dental benefits manager for multiple government programs in the U.S.
has declined to identify the number of Bradley County families
potentially impacted by the theft of a contracted employee's laptop
computer containing confidential information like client names and
Social Security Numbers.
In a statement datelined out of Nashville, DentaQuest reported the
laptop theft occurred March 20 in Chicago and was informed of the
incident April 1. The company offered no explanation for the 12-day
DentaQuest reported the laptop contained a database which held the
personal information of approximately 76,000 clients. The contractor
advised most of the data is not considered sensitive, but the device did
contain the first names, last names and Social Security Numbers of about
21,000 individuals. Some 10,500 are Tennessee residents.
In Tennessee, DentaQuest provides dental benefits coverage for TennCare
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