Skagit Co accidently puts private info on Internet

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Private information of several people was inadvertently put on the Internet by Skagit County workers.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports that the information didn’t include credit card numbers, Social Security numbers or birth dates. Rather, it was information on county Health Department services people had used, such as shots, tests and food-handling permits.

Skagit County Health Director Peter Browning says the mistake happened when an information technology worker for the county accidently put the data on a public server, which was then accessed by search engines.

Browning says only seven people’s information was viewed by Internet users.