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Article Date: 10/08/2012
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OIG Reviews PII-Protection Change for CPSIA Database
Reformatting all attachments in the SaferProducts database to pdf format effectively forces CSPC reviewers to follow proper procedures on scrubbing personally identifiable information (PII), according to a September 21report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). The agency mandated pdfs following an occurrence of PII release involving a Microsoft Word attachment to a report of harm. In that document, other users could access the submitter’s name and phone number as well as a username and password for a website ... Log in to view full article.