Pierce County leaks precious data, KIRO’s Gee Scott among victims

Pierce County accidentally released approximately 500,000 partial Social Security numbers when responding to a routine public records request last month, according to the Pierce County Auditor’s Office.

The request was for voter registration data, which typically includes names, addresses, and birth dates. The mistake was quickly spotted, according to county officials, as the information that went public was quickly deleted within two hours.

One of the near-half a million residents affected was Gee Scott, co-host of The Gee and Ursula Show.

“This is a huge deal,” said Gee. “Did they get all your social security information? No, not the whole number. But let me ask you a question. When

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