Feb 062012
 
 February 6, 2012  Breaches, Govt

Arthur D. Postal and Elizabeth Festa report:

A watchdog at the Social Security Administration testified today that there are about 1,000 cases each month in which a living individual is mistakenly included in the agency’s Death Master File.

The comments were made by Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., SSA Inspector General, at a House hearing on problems with the DMF, and what steps can be taken to better ensure that individual privacy is protected and identity theft reduced.

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