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Auditor Recommends Ramped Up Controls

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

February 21, 2013

Minnesota’s Legislative Auditor has recommended the state strengthen controls on law enforcement use of driver’s license databases after determining 88 law enforcement employees accessed data for non-work purposes, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The auditor’s report suggests law enforcement agencies audit employee use of such data and introduce better training on appropriate use. One state enforcement employee was recently fired and faces criminal charges and privacy lawsuits after he accessed a database thousands of times when he was off duty. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins is investigating whether patient privacy was compromised after a former gynecologist was accused of recording and saving images of patients with his own cameras.
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