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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Driver’s License Info Accessed by State-Employed Snoops

A recent report confirms that law enforcement employees have been improperly accessing Minnesota’s state driver’s license database, and state lawmakers are reportedly scrambling to put a bill together to address the privacy violations.    Minnesota Moves to Protect Privacy The report, “Law Enforcement’s Use of State Databases,” was released by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor on Feb. 20; it examined both the state’s driver’s license database and its Incident-Based Reporting System. “We found that inadequate controls and insufficient …

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Your Parking Ticket Might Be an Invasion of Privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear arguments on whether a town’s use of personal identifying information on parking tickets is in violation of federal law. The justices considered the case of Village of Palatine v. Senne in January and are expected to announce soon if they will take it for review. At stake is whether towns can issue parking tickets that include the violator’s name, address and other personal information. The dispute began when Illinois resident …

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