As part of these furlough agreements, furloughed employees were encouraged to submit applications for Florida’s state unemployment.
Today, the Orlando Sentinel reported that there was a data breach of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that “exposed personal information about 98 people applying for unemployment compensation.” The system began auto-enrolling furloughed Disney World and Universal Orlando workers in late April.
In a statement, DEO spokesperson Peggy Landrum said that, “This issue was addressed within [one] hour after we became aware of the incident.”
She continued by saying that, “in an abundance of caution, we are making available identity protection services at no charge to affected individuals, and we have also advised them to report any unauthorized activity on their financial accounts.”
We will continue to keep you updated on any Florida news.
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