Add Governor Doyle's Department of Administration to the growing list of incompetent government agencies exposing the private information of it's residents to the public domain.
For the third time in a year, our government has accidentally exposed people's social security numbers to the viewing public-
For the second time this month - and the third time in just over a year - a state mailing sent to thousands of people had visible Social Security numbers, officials said Tuesday.
This time it was the Department of Administration, of which Governor Doyle is directly responsible.
I am infuriated by the idea that this is no big deal to the Governor-
Gov. Jim Doyle, who was in Mequon to announce manufacturing tax credits, said residents should be confident that the mistake won't be repeated.
This happened a year ago and again twice in the last month. Why would a single person in the state be confident that this mistake will not happen again?
"It should be very evident that this is a very high priority," Doyle said.How is it evident that this is a priorioty when it has happened again after last year???
Holy cow! This statement is like adding insult to injury.
By the way, today's announcement-
JS Online: NewsWatch
Information technology workers discovered in late November that a group of university identification numbers that were collected from those who made purchases at the university's tech store was available on a public Web site.
About 205 of the numbers were based on Social Security numbers, said Brian Rust, spokesman for the Division of Information Technology for the UW-Madison.
Apparently, UW Madison is also playing fast and loose with the private information of it's public employees!
Yeah! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now that Doyle has stated: "It should be very evident that this is a very high priority".