/FEMA Officials Accidentally Released Private Data From 2.3 Million Disaster Victims

FEMA Officials Accidentally Released Private Data From 2.3 Million Disaster Victims

Federal emergency officials inadvertently released personal information of more than 2 million disaster victims in what a government watchdog called a “major privacy incident,” according to a recent report.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s inspector general said officials accidentally released personal information to a contractor. The information included Social Security numbers and banking information of about 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, as well as the California wildfires in 2017,…