Give enough people access to sensitive information and abuse is inevitable. We've covered multiple incidents of law enforcement database misuse by police officers. Some have used their access to track former spouses. Others use it to harvest info on potential partners, supplementing the minimal personal data supplied by internet dating sites.
But it's not just law enforcement officers abusing this access.
Retired law enforcement officials claim that whistleblowers who expose police abuse, fraud and misconduct deserve greater protections, to help uproot a prevalent police culture of being above the law.
If asset forfeiture is just cops shopping for things they want, what is unauthorized access of law enforcement databases for personal reasons? Shopping for women? (h/t Eric Goldman) The evidence indicated that defendant's login was ...
It's been proven before by various government agencies and it still holds true: if you give someone more access than oversight when it comes to collected personal information, you can't be surprised when this tool gets abused. The l...
The businessman, who lived with the secret since 1972, is using a new strategy to get around New York's statute of limitations law.