City of Monroeville

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April 23, 2013
Monroeville , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
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A number of inappropriate security practices may have exposed the information of people who called Monroeville's 911 dispatch center, police department, fire department, or EMS department in 2012 or 2013.  Monroeville is being investigated for possible violations of federal health privacy laws.  An August 2012 complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights stated that protected health information may have been given to a former police chief via email and that weak and poorly managed usernames and passwords were used to access a database of 911 callers' medical information.

UPDATE (07/18/2013): Monroeville 911 records from August 2010 through February 2013 were available to volunteer firefighters and former and inacitive emergency responders.  There was no protocol in place for removing the former personnel from the list of people who received 911 dispatch data.