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Private information vs. outsourcing

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Junior Member
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My employer has decided to outsource part of the HR function. This means my SS#, Finacial, health, and banking information will be sent to another company with the manpower and phone answer center based in Costa Rica.

The laws about SS# use and whom should be accessing it. Along with the newer heath care laws and concerns for financial information all being in the hands of a third party in Costa Rica brings up possible legal issues. Not to mention the concerns for our informational safety.

Question: 1 - Is the company violating any laws?
question: 2 - Is my company libal for the loss of this information in case of identity theft or financial loss?


I'm a Northern Girl
At the present time, the answers to your questions are no and maybe. What, if any, liability the company would have would depend ENTIRELY on the circumstances.

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