Matt Sepic of Minnesota Public Radio reports:
The Department of Natural Resources is notifying about 5,000 Minnesotans that an employee improperly accessed their driving and motor vehicle records.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated and the employee allegedly involved no longer works for the department, DNR spokesman Chris Niskane said. He could not divulge why the employee allegedly looked at the records or whether the employee was fired.
No criminal charges have been filed so far.
Read more on MPR News.
Minnesota residents should be literally screaming at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services. They should also be calling their state legislators to see what the legislature is doing to ensure that the MDPSDVS takes steps steps to ensure that the driver’s license database has better access controls and security.