Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Montana Leaves Private Info on Computers

An article by Bob Anez (AP) on Yahoo! News reports that:

State agencies failed to remove private information before retiring outdated state computers, risking public disclosure of Social Security and credit card numbers, medical records and income taxes, a new report discloses.

The legislative audit, obtained Tuesday, blamed unclear state policy for the computer hard drives not being properly "scrubbed" before the machines were donated to school districts, given to other state agencies or sold to the public.


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