State tells agencies to stop using Texas company after possible data breach

MPR’s Sasha Aslanian says the state of Minnesota has “directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees.

State officials told MPR News that it is notifying some 500 employees that their personal data — including names, dates of birth and socials security numbers — may have been accessible on the company’s Web site.”

The state was using the company to comply with Gov. Pawlenty executive order to verify the immigration status of state employees.

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