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Man Faces Prison Time for Passport Viewing

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 10, 2011

A Maryland man faces prison time and monetary penalties for viewing confidential passport records of well-known individuals, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Former State Department contractor Mark Carter on Wednesday pleaded guilty to unauthorized computer access, the report states. He is one of several workers that the Justice Department has convicted for accessing such records inappropriately. Sentencing will take place on August 5. Carter faces "up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine," according to the report.
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