Arkansas Shuts Down Unemployment Website After Data Exposure

Government Technology: Arkansas was forced to temporarily shut down an unemployment benefits program last week after a data breach potentially exposed the personal information of some 30,000 state residents.

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had been rushed into development to field the sudden flood of unemployment claims from self-employed and gig economy contractors put out of work as a result of the novel coronavirus, officials said in a press conference Saturday.

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