Another federal laptop with CDL data stolen
Aug 29, 2006 10:40 AM
Another laptop belonging to a federal agency has been stolen from a government-owned vehicle, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA-owned laptop was taken from the vehicle August 22 in Baltimore MD where investigation is ongoing.
The other laptop computer containing information about Miami-Dade County, Florida, residents who hold CDLs was stolen July 27. This computer was assigned to a special agent in the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
FMCSA said the laptop taken in Maryland may contain personally identifiable information pertaining to 193 individuals who hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) from 40 motor carrier companies. At this point, it does not appear that the laptop contained any financial or medical information, but it did contain individual names, dates of birth, and CDL numbers.
The 40 motor carrier companies involved in the Maryland theft have been notified of the potential security breach and they have also been given the names of their employees whose information may be on the laptop. FMCSA also notified the states that issued the CDLs: Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. Individuals with questions about the Maryland incident can contact the FMCSA hotline at 800-832-5660.
The OIG laptop stolen in Florida did not contain financial or medical information, but did contain personally identifiable information pertaining to 133,000 Florida residents, including holders of the CDLs, FAA airman certificates, and CDLs and personal driver's licenses obtained from the Largo FL licensing facility. The OIG Web site with the information can be reached by clicking here. The OIG said further information will be posted on the site as it becomes available. In addition, individuals with questions about the Florida theft or those with information that could assist the investigation should telephone the OIG at 800-424-9071.
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