Clackamas County Library system reinforces commitment to confidentiality
Late in March, an unauthorized party accessed limited data from a small number of libraries in Clackamas County. That party accessed the name, library card number, telephone number and birthdate of about 185 people or about one-tenth of one percent of the systems' 176,000 library users, according to a Clackamas County press release.
LINCC is working with SirsiDynix for a thorough investigation. A third party team of forensic and incident response experts confirmed it was just a single, isolated incident and verified no additional subscriber data was accessed. LINCC and SirsiDynix is working with federal law enforcement to investigate the unauthorized access.
The Library system is committed to preserving the confidentiality of library subscriber information. The county does not store social security numbers or credit card information. Both the county and SirsiDynix have taken precautionary steps to further protect patrons' data.
The release suggests that county residents, library patrons and others should be mindful of telephone or email scams, especially when asked for sensitive financial information. The LINCC libraries can help people identify resources that help protect private information and your identity. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also provides helpful information on avoiding fraud and scams. Learn more at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/fraud/.
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