Thursday, March 5, 2015

Govt Employee Snooped in Driver's License Database

A Canadian government agency that handles driver's licenses and vehicle registration is investigating inappropriate access of their database by an employee.

In January the agency "was alerted that an individual’s personal information may have been inappropriately accessed by an employee." A subsequent investigation found the employee had breached the personal information of 17 people.

"This matter is a very serious concern to us as we hold drivers’ and vehicle owners’ personal information in the strictest of confidence."
- Service NL​ Minister Tony Cornect
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Sources:
(a) SOURCE_TITLE - www.CBC.ca, 02/20/2015

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