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Dr. Kathryn Duevel of Willmar says during a MNsure board meeting Friday that the agency needs to assure Minnesotans that their private information will be safe. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

MNsure looks to reassure: Board meets to respond to publicized data breach

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ST. PAUL — Officials of Minnesota’s new health-insurance marketplace want to send a message that they will protect private information, an effort to counter a highly publicized data breach.

A Friday MNsure board meeting was called to respond to a Sept. 12 incident in which private information of nearly 1,600 insurance brokers (not 2,400 as MNsure originally said) was mistakenly emailed to an insurance agent.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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