The Missouri Department of Mental Health is in the process of notifying 8,848 individuals that their personal information was disclosed by a previous private contractor of the state, according to a news release.
“Upon discovery, the department took immediate steps to secure the information,” the release said, adding that “no medical or financial information was disclosed.”
The release said the department “does not have any reason to believe the information was actually read or used by anyone intending harm.”
The department was notified on Aug. 31 of a consumer list that was not password protected by a previous private contractor stored on March 17, the release said.
The list contained first and last names, addresses, birthdates, department client numbers and Social Security numbers.
In compliance with federal and state privacy laws, the department is mailing written notices to individuals whose information was affected, the release said.
Individuals who receive a notification from the Department may address concerns by emailing email@example.com or calling 855-270-4430.
Individuals receiving notification may also choose to access free resources, including fraud alerts and credit freezes, to protect their credit.