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Dynacare, city at odds over necessity of employee information on stolen flash drive
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:15:28 +0000 (UTC)
By Don Walker
Nov. 20, 2013
An executive at Dynacare Laboratories said Wednesday that the only reason
the personal information of thousands of city employees was on a flash
drive that has since gone missing was to comply with the city's
requirements for its wellness program.
Eric Oechsner, Dynacare's vice president, said in an interview and email
that his company made an exception about putting personal information on a
flash drive for two reasons. He said the city required Dynacare to be
available for blood draws at remote locations for the convenience of city
employees. Second, some of those locations did not have adequate cellular
connectivity to permit remote access to personal information. As a result,
the flash drive was used.
"The bottom line is that the data was on the flash drive to comply with
the city's requirements for service," Oechsner said in an email.
Oechsner also provided a more detailed explanation for what happened when
a car owned by a Dynacare employee was stolen on Oct. 22. The car
contained a flash drive with the personal information of 9,414 city
employees, their spouses or domestic partners.
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- Dynacare, city at odds over necessity of employee information on stolen flash drive InfoSec News (Nov 22)