Monday, October 01, 2012

Civilian contractor posts social security numbers of Armed Forces members

The Washington Times, in a story by Rowan Scarbporough, reported Friday (Sept. 28) that a civilian contractor had posted, on a public website, the Social Security numbers of at least 31 current or former US Armed Forces members, “war heroes”, in the profiles of over 500 such persons.

The link for the story is here.

There isn’t much question that such activity would have been a gross violation of the confidentiality provisions of his job.  But the ease with which this was done is alarming to some. 

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