Report criticizes VA data security

Monday, 2 July 2007, 12:00 AM EST

An Alabama VA hospital that lost sensitive data on more than 1.5 million people in January repeatedly failed to follow privacy regulations leading up to the incident, according to an internal report.

The employee directly responsible for the data initially lied to investigators and deleted files from his computer in an effort to hide the magnitude of the problem, the Veterans Affairs inspector general wrote.

At the Washington Post.

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