As EC readers may recall, I have made various Freedom of Information requests to state governments in order to obtain data regarding breaches reported to them under their various notification laws.
This week, I received responses to the latest request I made to New York and North Carolina. New York has 822 pages to send me (for a quarter each), so the scanner and the checkbook will be busy in June. North Carolina sent a printout from their “Breach Notification Log”. Interested readers may obtain a PDF copy, which covers breaches from December 2005 until April 2007.
Since I already have info on breaches reported to New York from 12/05 through 12/06, I thought it would be interesting to see how much overlap there is between these sources. The thinking here is that as breaches go there are some that are purely local or perhaps regional, and there are some that sprinkle their effects nationally. Until now, I only had a deep view into one state, but now that has changed.
Herewith, the results for the period 12/05/2005 – 12/31/2006:
I wouldn’t try to squeeze a journal article out of this table, but it is interesting that so many of North Carolina’s breaches hit New Yorkers, while a smaller portion of New York’s hit North Carolinians. I am eager to receive the actual North Carolina reporting forms and notification letters.
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