Rep. Diane Black: Obamacare is a “Hacker’s Dream”

While laws exist ensuring that private companies disclose if someone’s personal information has been compromised, there is no law requiring notification when databases run by the federal government are breached, and even though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was asked to include a notification provision in the rules being drawn up for the new federal exchange, it declined to do so.

IT experts have repeatedly raised red flags about the security of the information people are putting into the exchanges. In fact, a report last month from HHS noted that 32 security incidents had been logged since the website rolled out Oct. 1, 2013. This website has been described by former Social Security Administrator Michael Astrue as a “hacker’s dream” and ten Attorneys General even joined together to send a letter citing their security concerns to HHS Secretary Sebelius.

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