Agency Data Breaches Since January 1, 2003
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Brief Executive Summary
The House Committee on Government Reform investigated security breaches occurring in several agencies affecting thousands of individuals. The federal government possesses sensitive personal information on citizens, including health, tax, and military records, highlighted by breaches at various agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, IRS, and Health and Human Services. The committee requested details on security breaches from these various federal agencies, seeking specifics on compromised data, affected individuals, and remedial actions. Agency responses varied in their completeness and notification practices, revealing a lack of mandatory disclosure requirements for compromised personal information.