The Regional Income Tax Agency of Ohio announced Dec. 31 that personal information from tax documents may be at risk after a DVD went missing.
On Nov. 10, while preparing DVDs for secure destruction, the agency realized that one DVD was missing from its case. The DVD has not yet been found.
The DVD contained copies of income tax documents submitted on or before June 2012, according to the agency. It may have contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birthdays of approximately 50,000 people.
The DVD, which was used as a backup system, was stored off-site at a third-party vendor’s secure facility. When the agency moved to a new, more secure backup system, the DVDs were recalled to be destroyed.
RITA is in the process of providing written notices to people whose information may have been on the DVD. They will be eligible to receive free credit monitoring and identity protection for one year.