In May 2019, one of the biggest nonprofit agencies in western New York experienced a huge data breach. Medical data from both previous and current clients was released, most likely from an employee email, and it was estimated that the data of up to 1,000 clients were exposed during the leak. This information included names, addresses, and social security numbers among other pieces of personal information. This resource covers which kinds of data breaches can happen in the nonprofit sector, and how to use the following best practices to prevent them.
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