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Pennsylvania contract tracing breach in impacts private info of 72K people

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say employees of a vendor paid to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing may have compromised the private information of at least 72,000 people.

The state Health Department said Thursday it recently learned workers at Atlanta-based Insight Global disregarded security protocols established in its state contract. The company has been directed to secure the records and has hired third-party specialists to conduct a forensic examination.

A message seeking comment was left for the company, which told Pittsburgh TV station WPXI that contract tracing information “may have been made accessible to persons beyond authorized employees and public health officials.”

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