October 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm #143994
Privacy training has been proposed for several Federal agencies, following a data breach about a month ago by a government contractor, according to thisarticle over at NextGov.
The proposed regulation comes just one month after defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. reported the theft of a computer tape containing the health records of 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries from an employee’s car, and four days after the filing of a class action lawsuit asking Defense to pay $4.9 billion in damages from that theft.
Several agencies already require all employees to undergo privacy training. Some on the list include TRICARE, the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Veterans Affairs.
The Navy has been on the record as saying that “virtually all” privacy breaches are the result of “carelessness and human error.”
Does your agency require privacy training? Is this something you would like to see implemented in your agency?
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