By: Marisa Gottesman Associate Editor
A public records request made last year may have breached personal information of some city employees.
A letter was sent to commissioners and city employees dated Feb. 24 from interim city manager Neal de Jesus stating that the city became made aware that personal information had been “inadvertently released in response to a public records request made on March 7, 2016.”
Those affected by the breach are people who participated or are participating in the city’s healthcare plan as of Oct. 20, 2015. That also includes any dependents on the plan.
The information released includes, full name, social security number, date of birth, gender and Medicare HHC number.
The letter states the city deeply regrets that the incident occurred and that additional measures have been implemented to prevent a recurrence.
The letter includes steps the city has taken to protect the city’s employees including recovering the information form the individual who received it and noticing the Florida Department of Legal Affairs and credit reporting agencies about the incident.
The city recommends anyone affected to place a fraud alert on their credit report. The city will provide credit monitoring series for 12 months at no cost to those impacted.
For more information, contact Human Resources Director Tennille Decoste at email@example.com or 561-243-7125.