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Monday, May 22, 2006
A Big Bowl of Wrong
Several news sources report, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department has confirmed, that an electronic data file containing the the names, birthdates, and Social Security Numbers of all living U.S. veterans (26.5 million in all) was stolen earlier this month from the home of VA analyst, who should not have taken the data from his office. Such major security breaches are not going to help the ongoing effort to create a national health information network.