Robert Blatt, a technology consultant in Ventura County, said he didn’t appreciate receiving an email Thursday from a local agent asking him about his unfinished application with Covered California. He said it violates his privacy, and he wondered what other details on his application were shared with the agent. “You can’t do this,” Blatt said. “For a government agency to release this information to an outside person is a major issue.” In the email Blatt received, the local agent said, “your contact information was provided to me by Covered California since your application is not yet finalized, however, you have been determined as eligible by Covered California.” Blatt said he wasn’t interested in getting coverage through the exchange anymore
There’s no need for hackers when the government will just give out your information.