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Comment Was one of them mine? (Score 0, Redundant) 107

>Department said Social Security numbers were included in the public database because
>doing so was the common practice years ago when the database was first created,
>before online identity theft was as well-known a threat as it is today. ... and if any company gave that same excuse they would still be liable, investigated, and be sued.

I wonder if they will inform the individuals whose numbers were compromised?

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