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Privacy Incident Involving DHS Office of Inspector General Case Management System (Update): DHS has received new information about this privacy incident that clarifies the impacted population:

  1. If you received a written notification from Philip S. Kaplan, you were part of a finite list of approximately 246,167 DHS employees.  Most but not all of the DHS employees on this list were employed by DHS in 2014, however, some may have been employed by DHS in other years.  The written notice you received incorrectly identified the year in which an affected person may have been employed by DHS as 2014.  This update does not change your inclusion on the list of affected individuals.
  2. You may also have been affected if you were associated with a DHS OIG investigation from 2002 through 2017.  This population was previously indicated as being from 2002 -2014.  Due to technological limitations, DHS is unable to provide direct notice to these individuals.

Please refer to the updated FAQs below for more information and guidance.

Original Message

On January 3, 2018, select DHS employees received notification letters that they may have been impacted by a privacy incident related to the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System.  The privacy incident did not stem from a cyber-attack by external actors, and the evidence indicates that affected individual’s personal information was not the primary target of the unauthorized unauthorized transfer of data.

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Privacy Incident Involving DHS Office of Inspector General Case Management System (Update): DHS has received new information about this privacy incident that clarifies the impacted population:If you received a written notification from Philip S. Kaplan, you were part of a finite list of approximately 246,167 DHS employees.  Most but not all of the DHS employees on this list were employed by DHS in 2014, however, some may have been employed by DHS in other years.  The written notice you received incorrectly identified the year in which an affected person may have been employed by DHS as 2014.  This update does not change your inclusion on the list of affected individuals.You may also have been affected if you were associated with a DHS OIG investigation from 2002 through 2017.  This population was previously indicated as being from 2002 -2014.  Due to technological limitations, DHS is unable to provide direct notice to these individuals.Please refer to the updated FAQs below for more information and guidance.Original Messag