Minnesota congressmen push for extra security with MNsure


Minnesota's congressional delegation is getting involved in the data breach at MNsure.

According to a Minnesota Public Radio report Republican U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline said they are worried MNsure will be able to keep customer information private, so they are co-sponsoring a bill that would require the federal Health and Human Services Department to certify that insurance exchanges have robust data security measures in place.

The move by the Republican congressmen comes after a data security breach in which a MNsure employee accidentally released private data on 2,400 insurance agents in Minnesota.

When Minnesotans will begin using MNsure to purchase health insurance starting October first, they will have to provide personal information about themselves for the insurance to process.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has come to MNsure's defense a number of times since the security breach, again on Wednesday the governor called it an honest mistake, but according to the Star Tribune has asked MNsure officials to install safeguards to ensure it never happens again.

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