MNsure officials vouch for data security after breach

  • Article by: Jackie Crosby , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 21, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Questions were raised after a now-former employee sent an errant e-mail with private data.

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bannedmuggsSep. 20, 13 4:08 PM

A week ago, no one cared and they were all downplaying the breach even the governor. What happened? Maybe there's another $750k laying around to buy some software to avoid this deal.

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roveronSep. 20, 13 4:33 PM

This IS related to the IT system. Most large companies that handle private data have software that scans outbound email for Social Security Numbers and blocks that outbound mail...

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dflleftSep. 20, 13 4:34 PM

STILL WONDERING here how they could give over $100,000 grant to promote this thing to a guy who turns out was over in Wisconsin waving a shot gun at a county sheriff.

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whosaysSep. 20, 13 5:22 PM

The article stated person is no longer working for MnSure. Wanna bet they still work for the government and have access and or control of confidential information?

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SwiftBoatSep. 20, 13 5:51 PM

Just think, they want control of your guns too.

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elmore1Sep. 20, 13 6:51 PM

I hope they canned the persons boss and IT Director too. They should let professionals manage this system. The public sector sets the bar too low....

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kkjerSep. 20, 13 7:14 PM

Who are these people on the board and what type of a background do they have.

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theruntSep. 20, 13 7:31 PM

From Jonathan Chiat's article in the New York Magazine: "Major new laws often stagger into operation with glitches, confusion, and hasty revisions, but not sabotage. Obamacare will come online in the midst of an unprecedented quasi-campaign atmosphere, with Republicans waging a desperate political and cultural war to destroy it."

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mno0624Sep. 20, 13 8:01 PM

Government cannot even fix potholes so let's let them provide a health care marketplace.

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mncuemantooSep. 20, 13 8:24 PM

Here is what I would like to know. If this was an employer, there would be fines associated with the violation of the data privacy law. As one of the 2,400 individuals who's SSN was shared across the vast network we call the WEB, why hasn't anyone contact me regarding this information breach? This is an IT issue as most companies consider email to be IT. What truly frustrates me is rather than being concerned with the violation, we are concerned about the preception the public has regarding MNsure. The publics private information is not the issue, it is the 2,400 agents who place trust in MNsure. The "bar" is set low. To be an sell as an employee of MNsure, you only need 6 hours of training. As traditional agents, we take a 40 hours to get out license and another 30 hours to renew and 8 hours if we want to sell Medicare, plus the required hours by each plan you wish to represent, lets just estimate 10 for a grand total of 88 hours. So, setting the "bar" low on data privacy only makes sense.

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