Thursday, October 12, 2006

Austin: Federal Computers with Residential Information Stolen

Kate Miller Morton writes in The Austin American-Statesman:

Hundreds of Central Texans who participated in door-to-door U.S. Census Bureau surveys recently discovered that their personal information might have been exposed to more than just Census employees.

The bureau in September mailed letters to 358 Austin-area residents informing them that the handheld computers used to collect personal information including names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth had been stolen.

More here.


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