City of Milwaukee employees upset about personal information breach
MILWAUKEE - Many city employees whose personal information was compromised are upset about the breach. 6-thousand employees are affected. Their names, addresses, dates of birth, gender and social security numbers were on a flash drive that is no where to be found. That information minus social security numbers of 3-thousand spouses or domestic partners of those workers was also on the flash drive. The flash drive was in the purse of a car that was stolen on October 22nd. Milwaukee Police apparently investigated immediately, but city officials weren't notified until Friday. The car and purse belonged to a worker for Dynacare, a company that does lab testing for the city's Wellness Program. Mayor Tom Barrett says he has serious questions to ask Dynacare about this incident, specifically why they took so long to notify city officials. The Mayor says he will seek reimbursement from Dynacare of all the costs incurred by the city because of this. Dynacare will be offering those affected a free one year membership to a identity theft alert program.