Personal data on 2.9 million Georgians lost

April 10, 2007

By Andy Miller, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A CD containing personal information on about 2.9 million Georgians has been lost, state officials said Tuesday.

The data include Social Security numbers, birthdates and addresses of people on Medicaid and PeachCare, but no medical information, according to Department of Community Health spokeswoman Dena Brummer. That agency runs the Medicaid and PeachCare programs in Georgia.

Affiliated Computer Services, a Dallas-based company which handles claims for the two state health programs, lost the CD, the state agency said. ACS will notify the people involved of the lost data.

The Department of Community Health has notified federal officials and the governor's office.

The Georgians affected were members of one of the programs over a four-year period until June 2006.

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