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 May 1, 2016  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Online

From the this-is-totally-unacceptable dept. Andrea Peterson of WaPo reports:

The Dallas Police Department made public the names, ages and home addresses of some alleged sexual assault victims on an official website, an incident that highlights how the push to put more police records online may also be inadvertently leaving victims exposed.

Dallas police are not alone in revealing the personal data of crime victims on the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist, Lorrie Cranor, said departments across the country have been inconsistent in how they scrub records as they offer more transparency about their activities in the wake of several high-profile police shootings and other uses of force.

Read more on Tyler Morning Telegraph.

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