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    Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    An employee of Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange, MNsure, sent an unencrypted file to the wrong person and left 2,400 people’s private information at the mercy of a nearby insurance agent.

    One exchange staffer’s simple mistake gave insurance broker Jim Koester access to an Excel document of Social Security numbers, names, addresses and other personal data for whole a list of insurance agents. Luckily for the 2,400, Koester was cooperative — and unnerved.

    “The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” Koester told the Minnesota Star Tribune. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”



    Read more: Obamacare security breach leaks data of 2,400 customers | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Only 20 hours of training then access to your life.

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Only 20 hours of training then access to your life.
    with out any background checks
    Only reason this mistake was caught was because the one who had the personal information wrongfully sent to was an honest concerned citizen. how many more of these mistakes were made that wasn't caught? and this just was the first day
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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    with out any background checks
    Only reason this mistake was caught was because the one who had the personal information wrongfully sent to was an honest concerned citizen. how many more of these mistakes were made that wasn't caught? and this just was the first day
    This is the reason Texas Gov. Perry wants policies implemented that require navigators to complete 40 hours of training in addition to their federal instruction and making them pass a test on privacy protections. He also wants them to be prohibited from selling, soliciting or negotiating health insurance, recommending plans or giving advice regarding benefits. They would have to regularly report the names of those they enroll to the Insurance Department

    The Feds don't like it at all..

    Texas and feds clash over health care 'navigators' » Abilene Reporter-News

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    An employee of Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange, MNsure, sent an unencrypted file to the wrong person and left 2,400 people’s private information at the mercy of a nearby insurance agent.

    One exchange staffer’s simple mistake gave insurance broker Jim Koester access to an Excel document of Social Security numbers, names, addresses and other personal data for whole a list of insurance agents. Luckily for the 2,400, Koester was cooperative — and unnerved.

    “The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” Koester told the Minnesota Star Tribune. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”



    Read more: Obamacare security breach leaks data of 2,400 customers | The Daily Caller
    The title of the Daily Caller's piece is wrong, it wasn't Customers, it was insurance agents.


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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The title of the Daily Caller's piece is wrong, it wasn't Customers, it was insurance agents.
    What do they know, they're foreigners.

    Here's the link I first saw...just for you.

    It begins: First Obamacare security breach leaks 2,400 Americans’ info « Hot Air

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Frankly if you're a member of ACORN or SEIU or any other union, I wouldn't trust you with my info. People need to keep in mind just who they are dealing with.

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Frankly if you're a member of ACORN or SEIU or any other union, I wouldn't trust you with my info. People need to keep in mind just who they are dealing with.
    why do people keep bringing up ACORN.

    it is defunct, out of bussiness.

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why do people keep bringing up ACORN.

    it is defunct, out of bussiness.
    Because the nimrods didn't just disappear. SSDD.

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    Re: Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers

    I think, to be fair, that any company or government we're obliged to give our private information to these days can and does have similar breaches of data security/control. It's the price we pay in an online, unlimited communications/technology environment we now live in. It's why I will never participate in any social media platform or site and why anyone who values their personal private integrity would never so freely and willingly pass it around.

    The days of everyone's personal information being secure because it was held on paper in locked filing cabinets deep in the bureaucracy of either government or business are long gone.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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