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VicRoads Workers Improperly Accessing Files

PERSONAL PRIVACY—VICTORIA

February 5, 2010

The Herald Sun reports that members of VicRoads staff continue to breach security provisions, despite the government's attempt to stop it. Seven of the highway department's workers have been fired or have resigned in the last two years for improperly accessing or releasing driver's license information from the department's database, the report states. Following a 2007 ombudsman report that the VicRoads license system was corrupt, the department hired two additional officers to aid in database surveillance. "VicRoads takes every precaution to protect people's private information, and we take misconduct and inappropriate computer use very seriously," a spokeswoman said. A new database security system is anticipated in 2012.
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