Pulaski County has personally identifiable information of housing clients in an unsecured SharePoint file and has for months
Back in August, we exposed corruption at the Pulaski County Housing Agency that resulted in the forced resignation of the director of that agency, Fred Love and a deputy county attorney, Veletta Smith.
The county tried to make it look like we had done something wrong and sent individuals that we had first alerted that the county had released their personally identifiable information a letter attempting to paint our Russ Racop in a bad light.
We made a FOI request for records at the end of July. Pulaski County sent us an email with a link to an unsecured SharePoint folder with the records we requested.
One of the PDF's had seven documents attached that contacted lists of applicants and their SSN's, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and incomes.
We apprised the county of that fact.
They sent redacted versions of those lists but did not remove them from the pdf in SharePoint folder or replace them.
Those lists and all that personally identifiable information is still out there in that unsecured SharePoint folder at the time of publication of this story. No telling who has been able to gain access to the sensitive records.