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The original item was published from 7/9/2021 11:58:59 AM to 7/10/2022 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Information Breach Notification - July 9, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD) is notifying more than 700 individuals that their name was included in a document stored in an unencrypted drive in May 2021. 

On May 14, 2021 it was discovered that information was shared between LCHD/CHC staff and volunteers in our COVID-19 Contact Center using a shared Google sheet saved on the volunteer’s private Google drive. The shared information included name, date of birth, phone number, email address, and COVID-19 vaccination status gathered in telephone calls generally occurring in April 2021. We have no indication that the information has been inappropriately used by anyone. We took prompt action to ensure the spreadsheet was moved to a secure data storage location. 

The spreadsheet did not contain Social Security number, financial information, treatment dates, test results, or any other medical history details. We have no indication that the information has been inappropriately used. 

For more information, visit our Health Information / Medical Records page.

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