Jan 192013
 January 19, 2013  Posted by  Breaches

Steve Karnowski of Associated Press reports:

Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Friday he’s investigating a data privacy breach at the Department of Natural Resources in which an employee accessed the driving or motor vehicle records of about 5,000 people without authorization.

That list includes several journalists, attorneys and government employees, and possibly some legislators.

Read more on The Republic, and then tell me whether legislators have also called for investigations for all the other breaches involving the same state database. I suspect that this one is viewed as different because it wasn’t just one person being snooped on by multiple employees and it involved reporters and perhaps, legislators, but the core issue of access control and security should be the same: is the database adequately secured, and if not, what is the state agency doing about it?

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