US Agency Error Exposes 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors To Fraud: Report
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 4:28 PM
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3-million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog. FEMA spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow said the agency had found no indication to suggest survivor data had been compromised. "It's not identified as a data breach. It's oversharing of information," she said.
ED slaps penalty on Syed Ali Geelani under FEMA
Friday, March 22, 2019, 3:21 PM
The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs.14.40 lakh and ordered confiscation of nearly Rs.6.8 lakh in connection with a FEMA case against Jammu and Kashmir-based separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, officials said Friday. The case pertains to Geelani in illegal possession of foreign exchange, a case which was being investigated by the ED under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).