Hackers could gain access to the personal data of Americans who use the federal and state health insurance exchanges, according to two government reports and experts on electronic data security. The exchanges, created under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), are working to improve the protection of personal data provided by individuals as they apply for insurance coverage, according to the reports and experts. However, much remains to be done, and some experts say that the exchanges might never be completely impervious to attacks.
In this Society of Human Resources Management article, Layna Cook said that people who use the exchanges also "need to be vigilant" in protecting their personal information. "Provide the information required and no more. Be careful who you provide it to."
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