California Department of Health Services (CDHS)


Date Breach Made Public: 
June 16, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,550

Breach Total Number: 
1 550
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

CDHS documents were inappropriately emptied from an employee's cubicle on June 5 and 9 rather than shredded. The documents contained state employees and other individuals applying for employment with the state including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and home and work telephone numbers. They were mostly expired state employment certification lists, but also included requests for personnel action, copies of e-mail messages and handwritten notes.