Thursday, July 8, 2010

Envelopes for UF study of girls had personal data with address

University of Florida officials have notified more than 2,000 adolescent girls that their Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers were mistakenly printed on address labels sent on letters inviting them to take part in a research study.
The letters were mailed May 24 to the parents of the girls seeking their participation in a study about human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination. After the problem was discovered June 6, UF officials said that they launched an investigation and notified state and federal officials of the breach.

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