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One State, Two Cases, Dramatically Different Outcomes

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 11, 2013

Two public entities, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Rock County Office of Child Support Enforcement—both with snooping employees and both facing class-actions by victims to recoup losses. So why was there a $2 million discrepancy in their outcomes? In this exclusive for Privacy Tracker, Lindsey Partridge puts the cases side by side and ponders why the two cases can seem so similar and yet end so differently. (IAPP member login required.)
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