Editorial: A costly lesson in data privacy abuse

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  • Updated: November 9, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Cities have paid handsomely to settle ex-cop's lawsuit.

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pitythefoolsNov. 9, 12 6:36 PM

$1M? For people looking at your Drivers records? Geez, for $1M you can post my drivers records on the internet and everyone on earth can see them. What a con this woman is, and what an indictment of our courts.

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bluedevil101Nov. 9, 12 6:56 PM

And why are there no criminal prosecutions on this case?

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eman2001Nov. 9, 12 7:36 PM

Tip of iceberg? How about the rest of us who haven't yet caught the snoopers!

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liberallymnNov. 10, 12 8:12 AM

And we wonder why people in the suburbs don't want to send us their tax money. I'll bite. For $1.00, can I pay to see the drivers license photo that the city of Minneapolis has paid $1,000,000 for others to see?

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jdlellis1Nov. 10, 1210:03 AM

Consider for a moment those who advocate for more government when taxpayers are paying $1mil. for this incident, approximately $300K for an incident with an educational administrator in Eden Prairie and approximately $200K for an incident in Minneapolis with a civil rights department. The odd thing with the two latter incidents is that due to "privacy" legislation, no detials can be shared with the public who is footing the bill! Wake up all you peopel willing to abdicate your accountability to government.

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weaz2173Nov. 10, 1212:24 PM

I hope that all of the driver's license information Rasmussen accessed during her time as a police officer was examined. I'm sure there were instances where she looked up information that wasn't related to her job.

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alansonNov. 10, 12 1:21 PM

The officers involved should be given a choice: reimburse the government $2500 for each incident, or resign from the police department. There is no reason taxpayers should shoulder the burden of the police officers' juvenile misbehavior.

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melloncollieNov. 10, 12 1:45 PM

The woman has pictures all over the internet. She took a medical leave from the police department due to an injury and then began pursuing competitive body building. Must have been one heck of an injury.

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Don9539Nov. 11, 12 4:12 PM

The way the system works why not shake the money tree, you never know what might fall. Is this a great country or what?

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