Paul Blume reports:
A recent audit at the state’s driver and vehicle services division has 18 law enforcement agencies — including the FBI in Minneapolis — looking into why one woman’s private data was accessed 400 times within four years and whether or not it was justified.
There are currently investigations at multiple state agencies, including the University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department.
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In this case, the woman herself raised the issue that started the ball rolling on investigating whether there has been improper access. Aren’t departments or agencies supposed to have audit procedures already in place that would flag unusual numbers of access requests? I realize that there are multiple agencies involved here, but if they’re all accessing the same record, why didn’t that send up a flag?