Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sheriff Deputy Charged with Computer Invasion of Privacy

A Georgia county sheriff's office deputy has been charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to “unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain.” according to the sheriff’s office.

According to a press release by the sheriff’s office the charges stem from computer inquiries the deputy made in May which were "not for official purposes." No other details about the data thefts are available at this time.

"The charges stem from computer inquiries made by [him] in early May which were not for official purposes ."
- Sheriff's Office press release
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(a) Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy charged with computer invasion of privacy -, 05/22/2015

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