Ohio Secretary of State

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2006
Cleveland , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

Potentially millions of registered voters

Breach Total Number: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of potentially millions of registered voters in Ohio were included on CD-ROMs distributed to 20 political campaign operations for spring primary election races. The records of about 7.7 million registered voters are listed on the CDs, but it's unknown how many records contained Social Security numbers, which were not supposed to have been included on the CDs.

UPDATE (9/15/06): A news report said that some Social Security numbers still remain on the agency's Web site.