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CA officials: birth records found in unsecure location

Published On: May 07 2013 11:00:39 AM CDT

MGN Online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -

State health officials are investigating a possible security breach involving 2,000 California birth records.

The Contra Costa Times reports a reel containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some medical information was found in an unsecure location.

The California Department of Public Health said the records were for people born from May through September of 1974 in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter and Tehama counties. Also included was information on their parents.

Officials did not say exactly where the records were discovered. They are collaborating with the California Highway Patrol to investigate.

Officials said they were unaware of any unauthorized use of the data.