Thursday, April 18, 2013

MN Police Breach Lawyer's Private Info 700 times

A former lawyer for the Minnesota state police union was shocked to learn her private driver's license information was inappropriately accessed by over 100 Minnesota entities, most of them law enforcement, on over 700 occasions.

The volume and scope of the private information accessed went far beyond legitimate purposes.

"You're going to see a lot of individuals who, once they have an audit done of their information, they're going to come back scratching their heads; it's a system that was fraught with abuse."
- Jeff Montpetit, attorney, Sieben Grose Von Hotum & Carey
Law enforcement officers across Minnesota are undergoing training on the ethical use of computer databases and the Drivers' Privacy Protection Act.

Training and policies on data privacy certainly contribute to protecting peoples' privacy. But technology can also play a role: low-cost SaaS proactive data breach detection can prevent situations where someones records are accessed inappropriately.

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Sources:
(a) Minnesota Cops Checked Out Lawyer's Private Info - 700 Times - www.twincities.com,04/15/2013

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