Aug 082010
 
 August 8, 2010  Breaches, Govt

Julie Carr Smyth reports:

Neighbors routinely get a picture and a name when a sex offender moves next door. In a turnabout, an Ohio sex offender has received private information about his neighbors, including their Social Security numbers.

The material was shown to The Associated Press by convicted rapist Pearly Wilson, who was mistakenly given the information by a prosecutor. The data also contain the names, addresses and birth dates of nine of Wilson’s one-time neighbors on Columbus’ east side.

Read more on Independent Record. Not surprisingly, the neighbors want to know why their details were in his files to be given to him. As they say, they didn’t do anything wrong, so why are they in some database?

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