Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Veterans Sue Over Loss Of Data

A group of veterans have filed a suit against the VA in U.S. District Court in Washington. They are seeking $1,000 in damages per person, ($26.5 billion). They also are asking for more stringent security procedures at the VA.

The suit cites the 1974 Privacy Act, which applies to the federal government.

"The VA arrogantly compounded its disregard for veterans' privacy rights by recklessly failing to make even the most rudimentary effort to safeguard this trove of the personally identifiable information from unauthorized disclosure," the complaint claims.


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