The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries said it offers free credit monitoring to employers and employees involved in claims made with the Tukwila, Washington regional office after hard drives were stolen from the office during a recent burglary.
The hard drives contained bureau files with personally identifiable information about people who have had business with the specific regional office. The information includes social security numbers, e-mail addresses, dates of birth, financial or payment account numbers and, in some cases, medical information or health insurance information.
“L&I has no indication that the stolen hard drives or the information on them have been used in any way, and the information is not available without significant effort and technical knowledge, but the agency is taking several precautions,”; the department said.
In addition to activating a field call center, L&I offers credit monitoring to those who have filed a complaint or question with the Tukwila office, been involved as a witness or object in a case in the office, or had other business with it.
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