Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Important Notice
I noticed this "Important Notice", dated June 6 2006 at the Department of Veterans Affairs'website, I'm not sure about the significance, but I thought you would like to know:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently learned that an employee, a data analyst, took home electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do. This behavior was in violation of our policies.This data contained identifying information including names, social security numbers, and dates of birth for up to 26.5 million veterans and some spouses, as well as some disability ratings.Importantly, the affected data did not include any of VA's electronic health records nor any financial information. The employee's home was burglarized and this data was stolen.The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
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take care, Joost