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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2009
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
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(Not added to total. It does not appear that SSNs or financial account numbers were exposed.)

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Google contacted some of its users to let them know about a situation that affected its Google Docs users. They believe the problem affected less than 0.05% of all documents. Google identified and fixed a bug where a small percentage of users shared some of their documents inadvertently. The bug occurred when the document owner, or a collaborator with sharing rights, selected multiple documents and presentations from the documents list and then changed the sharing permissions. The bug did not affect spreadsheets.