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Report: FEMA wrongly released personal data of millions of victims

27 days ago   |   By KETV

Personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires was wrongly given to a contractor, according to a government watchdog report.
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Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

27 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. FEMA is one of Homeland Security's many agencies; the sprawling 240,000-person department also includes immigration...
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Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

27 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017.
Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters.
Some information, like names, last four digits of a Social Security number are required to confirm eligibility. But FEMA also provided the contractor bank...
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