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Lawsuits Abound; Lawmakers Vow Crackdown

DATA LOSS—U.S.

February 19, 2013

ABC 5 Eyewitness News reports on efforts by lawmakers in Minnesota to “increase the penalties for public employees using the state's DVS database improperly” after a former Department of Natural Resources employee was charged with using the driver’s license database “to view personal data belonging to federal politicians, state judges and celebrities.” The case is the most recent to be added to the list of “several legal battles over the issue now winding through federal court.” Meanwhile, a Kentucky pharmacist pleaded guilty to “using patient and doctor names as well as Drug Enforcement Agency numbers to create fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances” and has been sentenced to 25 months in prison.
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