The Regional Income Tax Agency of Ohio (RITA) announced on December 31, 2015, that it lost the personal data of approximately 50,000 individuals who filed tax forms with the agency in November. RITA provides tax collection services for over 250 municipalities in the State of Ohio.
According to RITA, a backup DVD with the personal information of the individuals was unable to be located on November 10. The DVD contained the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of tax payers. It was stored off-site at a third-party vendor’s facility and when it was recalled, it could not be found.
RITA will provide notice to the affected individuals and provide one year of credit monitoring.