Audit finds common misuse of Minnesota driver data

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 21, 2013 - 8:17 AM

“We have a real problem,” said Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles in releasing much-anticipated report.

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palsarFeb. 20, 13 2:14 PM

And yet, nobody gets fired or even punished.

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privateeyeFeb. 20, 13 2:27 PM

Ridiculous. You can get most of the "data" online from public search engines. No one has sold data and all the cases involve a curious employee trying to see what someone looks like. Seems like there are more important matters to be worried about.

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nukevenFeb. 20, 13 2:54 PM

Ah goody, Eighty-eight law enforcement positions will be available. Try to fill the jobs with non-criminals this time.

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anewmanFeb. 20, 13 3:10 PM

There's a simple solution to this problem: prosecute those who commit the crime. I bet it won't continue for long that way. If we continue to ignore the offenders, taxpayers will pay out more and more in lawsuits.

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basia2186Feb. 20, 13 3:33 PM

There is no harm done to an individual when their license information is peeked at. The insane amount of money the female ex-cop received was a huge miscarriage of justice. Taxpayers should not be enriching an individual who suffered no real harm. That said however - it is illegal to peruse people for entertainment or curiosity. Those doing so should be fired immediately with no recourse to keeping their job or benefits through their union. Our government and public employee unions have become ridiculous!

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stolaf80Feb. 20, 13 3:36 PM

Not surprising, most law enforcement folks I have met think they are above the law. They cover and look the other way for each other in matters small and large. It's no wonder why much of the public doesn't trust or want to cooperate with them.

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sharkysharkFeb. 20, 13 3:44 PM

The simple solution would be to make everything public. There's no reason for all the secrecy.

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pollyhanahaFeb. 20, 13 4:02 PM

How about making public the names of those who abused this system. What's good for the goose....

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farmerboy84Feb. 20, 13 4:23 PM

Should be viewed the same way as the medical profession, if you look at someone's personal medical information without having a medical reason, you're fired.

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mplsmumFeb. 20, 13 5:15 PM

Isn't this like the same story they just keep re-publishing over and over? We know. Some people have misused the database. Most have not. Seems like the media is trying to make more of this considering no one has been able to verbalize any actual harm. Can we move on now?

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