Kaiser Notifying Nearly 30,000 Employees of Data Breach

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Kaiser Permanente is notifying 29,500 of its Northern California employees that a security breach has led to the release of their personal information, names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers for Kaiser employees.

Kaiser set up a toll-free phone line to answer employee questions at 877-281-3573. MORE

The company has offered a year of free credit monitoring. Offering a year of credit monitoring appears to many of us as a gesture that is a little too little -a little too late!

The obvious pattern of offering free monitoring services after data is compromised, as opposed to taking a proactive stance to protect employees, client and customer data, does nothing to prevent harm to those affected by such loss.

To get copies of your free credit reports see earlier blog.

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