Wayne County

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
Detroit , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An employee of Wayne County's personnel department accidentally sent an email with a sensitive attachment.  People who were members of AFSCME Locals 25, 409, 1659, and 3309 received an email about health insurance with employee names, ID numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and other information available in an attached file.  The mistake was noticed immediately and a follow-up email was sent with instructions to destroy the previous email.

UPDATE (4/16/2012): About 1,300 union members received the email and it contained the information of over 1,000 employees.