Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Lawsuits Over Driver's License Privacy Breaches

More Minnesota reporters are filing suits, against municipalities and the State Department of Safety, accusing police officers of inappropriate viewing their driver's license information.

Another TV reporter, Alix Kendall, also filed a similar lawsuit. Her attorney said Kendall was "shocked and disgusted to learn her driver's license information had been looked up more than 3,800 times."

"Personnel, charged with protecting and serving the public, knowingly abused their position of trust simply to satisfy their shallow desires to peek behind the curtain."
Jay Koll, TV reporter, KSTP Minnesota
Last year two other reporters filed suits against municipalities for inappropriate viewing of their driver's license information by law enforcement. The driver's license database contains current and former addresses, current and former driver’s license photographs, weight, height and, possibly, Social Security and medical information.

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Sources:
(a) Another Minnesota Reporter Sues Over Driver’s License Privacy Breach - www.MediaBistro, 02/13/2014

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