Ooops! Colo. Corrections Dept. released staff data

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - A Colorado Department of Corrections official says the financial records of more than 1,000 members of its staff were accidentally e-mailed to other employees.

Department Spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti says a payroll employee intended to send generic insurance benefits information but instead sent the records to 103 co-workers on July 31.

She says among the information were social security numbers and birth dates of 1,084 employees and their children.

She says the error was discovered Monday and employees were able to delete 54 of the messages before they were opened, but 49 workers opened the e-mail and two of them forwarded the information to personal computers.

The Department on Thursday notified those whose information was released. No disciplinary action has been taken.

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