Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, U.S.

Shades of J. Edgar and dirty politics! I’m classifying this as a privacy breach and also an infosec breach as these data were supposed to be protected. 


The Secret Service’s assistant director urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday.

“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.”

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