Shane Brozovich said he was given the CD last week from the Tooele County Human Resources Department after he requested a copy of his personnel file. Brozovich said he wanted the information to update his resume.
Brozovich said a friend looked at the CD first and called him to let him know about private information listed on the file.
“It was my file, but there were all kinds of personal information on there that shouldn’t be there,” he said.
The file contained about 10 pages worth of names and each person’s 9-digit social security number. Brozovich estimated there were about 200 employees listed.
The Tooele County Attorney requested Brozovich return the CD, but Brozovich was hesitant to do so because he wanted county officials to be held accountable for the mistake.
“It’s just something you can’t sweep under the rug like it never happened,” he said.
Brozovich said he was under pressure from officials to return the CD and decided to do so when he learned he could face possible criminal charges for holding on it.
The former county employee said he never had malicious intentions. He said he was concerned for his friends whose names and social security numbers were listed.
A Tooele County Spokesman said officials were able to retrieve the CD Wednesday afternoon. They are confident mistake is an isolated incident and the personal information is no longer breached.