Apr 102013
 
 April 10, 2013  Breaches

Marino Eccher and Mary Divine report:

Brooke Bass spent her legal career looking out for the best interests of police officers.

They were looking out for her, too, her lawyer says — but in a different way.

In the past eight years, more than 100 entities across Minnesota — nearly all of them law enforcement — accessed Bass’s private driver’s license information more than 700 times, her attorney said.

That would make her the subject of the biggest privacy breach to date in the state’s increasingly broad and increasingly expensive license-data debacle.

Read more on Pioneer Press.

Given how rampant the breaches have been with this database, it will be interesting to see what happens with statutory awards. This could be very costly for the state, but I think it needs to be because they knew they had problems and never really dealt with the access problems effectively or seriously. Maybe if this really costs them, other state agencies and other states will take this issue more seriously.