Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DataGate II: Electric Boogaloo

If you loved Datagate, get ready for the sequel!

WBNS-10 has discovered that our government has, once again, played it fast and loose with private information.
A 10TV investigation found that some records policies at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles have not done enough to protect you and that some BMV deputy registrar clerks are not following the rules.

The system allowed Social Security numbers, birthdates, driver's license numbers, photos and vehicle information to be thrown away, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported.

The problem has exposed at least hundreds of Ohioans to the possibility of identity theft, Aker reported.
No word yet if an intern was involved and would thuse be facing a firing...

HT: Ken M. on Facebook