March 6, 2015
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – At 5:50 p.m., March 5, 2015, the Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) received an incident report from Google regarding about 11,000 emails identified from 2013 that were incorrectly archived other than in the State of Wyoming’s domain wyo.gov. This was a very small amount of the total emails generated that year. Governor Mead was informed on the morning of Friday, March 6, 2015.
In response to the report, in addition to the Governor, State Chief Information Officer Flint Waters notified the other four statewide elected officials and executive branch agency directors that Google will be providing the state a list identifying the emails. ETS will create a team with restricted access to identify the owner of each email. State offices will be notified if they are impacted or not and will have opportunity to determine any issues related to customer privacy.