Dental HMO leaks personal information to website

Here we go again! As reported by the Baltimore Sun, a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield dental HMO accidentally leaked personal information--including Social Security numbers--of around 75,000 patients on a public website in February, failing to inform them of the gaffe for three weeks. While the company claims none of the information has been misused, it also has offered members 12 months of free credit monitoring, and information to contact credit bureaus for fraud alert purposes. Still, this is the second time in two months that this sort of thing has happened. What has to happen for these sorts of mistakes to cease?

For more information:
- read the Baltimore Sun's article

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