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City Confirms No Data Breach


11 News has learned there was no security breach of a local city's data. During the last month or so, concerns that there was a breach have grown within the city of Colorado Springs and their information-technology (IT) department.

In the fall, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and Chief of Staff Laura Neumann laid out a citywide plan and proposed budget, which included laying off several IT employees and outsourcing their jobs.

Roughly five weeks ago, the search for an outside company began.

"When you invite a firm in and they're covering and looking at every single thing, there is always the possibility that there is someone accessing your information," Neumann said.

Ten people in the city's IT department were placed on administrative leave, which Neumann told us is standard. Eight of them are now essentially being laid off and replaced.

Concerns of a data breach grew. Neumann said they define a breach as stealing information.

"We've been undergoing this for five...(continued)

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