On April 6, 2018, Regional Center of Orange County was notified by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) of a possible data breach of personal health information as a result of forced entry and vandalism of one of their secure office locations on February 11, 2018. DDS has been working closely with state officials and law enforcement to investigate this incident and working to secure all information that was stored in these offices.
While there is no evidence that any information has been compromised, accessed, stolen or removed from the site, it is out of an overabundance of caution that they are choosing to notify all parties that potentially may have their personal information access. A notification letter from DDS Director Nancy Bargmann outlining the details of the breach and steps being taken to support those who have concerns regarding their personal data can be found on the DDS website.
Please know that RCOC is in regular contact with the DDS on this matter and will notify our community immediately if there are any further developments to this issue.
DDS Data Breach Call Center
If you have more questions about this breach, please contact DDS’s call center Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, at (877) 790-8160.
You may also e-mail DDS directly with questions at SecurityBreachQuestions@nulldds.ca.gov.
Please do not include your social security number or medical information in an e-mail to DDS.