Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Police Officer Investigated for Data Privacy Breach

A Minnesota police officer is under criminal investigation for allegedly violating the state's data privacy laws.

The officer is accused of unauthorized access to and sharing of digital video files of candidate interviews for a department promotion. This may have violated new privacy laws that went into effect last year in the wake of reports of widespread snooping by police in the state's driver's license database.

"In a world where all the intimate details of our lives exist in a digital form, these are the types of things that happen. It’s our responsibility to build in some safeguards for people.” ."
- Senator Branden Petersen
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Sources:
(a) St. Francis police officer subject of criminal investigation over possible data breach - www.StarTribune.com, 01/20/2015

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