CPAD Information (April 2018)

DDS ISSUES NOTICE OF POTENTIAL BREACH OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

The Department of Developmental Services is informing the public about a recent incident that may have resulted in the breach of confidential information. On February 11, 2018, a break-in occurred at the DDS legal and audits offices building in Sacramento. The trespassers ransacked files, vandalized and stole state property and started a fire. The Department has no evidence that personal and health information was compromised due to the incident. However, out of an abundance of caution, it is notifying clients and the public about the incident and following federal requirements regarding potential breaches.As detailed in the notices below, the people who broke into the building had access to the health information of about 582,000 individuals served by DDS. They also had access to the personal information of about 15,000 employees of regional centers, service providers, applicants seeking employment with the Department's audits office, and parents of minors enrolled in DDS programs. Responses to frequently asked questions are below:  https://www.dds.ca.gov/SecurityNotice/breachFAQ.html

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