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Blue Shield discloses 18,000 doctors' Social Security numbers

2014/07/07

IDG News Service - (California) Blue Shield of California announced July 7 that the Social Security numbers and work information of around 18,000 California physicians and health-care providers were mistakenly made public after the health insurance provider did not mark rosters containing the information as confidential during required monthly filings sent to the State's Department of Managed Health Care. The information was released 10 times as a result of public records requests.

Source: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2451621/blue-shield-discloses-18000-doctors-social-security-numbers.html

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