Report: Personal information of 9K California workers improperly copied

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --

Personal information of about 9,000 current and former state employees was improperly copied and removed from state offices by a state employee, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The employee is on administrative leave pending a full investigation.

The security breach involved individualsÂ’ names, birth dates and addresses from documents. The department's investigation found that the copied information includes workersÂ’ compensation files that were copied onto a private hard drive.

A state security detection system alerted officials of suspicious activity in early April, according to a news release. The department has implemented more safeguard to protect information.

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