Government Sector

Leaked Calgary police document causes worries all around

Stephane Massinon of the Calgary Herald reports: The fact an internal police document that lists FOB Killers gang members was found in a rival gang’s possession drew concern from the province’s top police officer, the privacy commission and gang experts. When police raided a Heritage Pointe house allegedly tied to the FOB gang in...

IL: Missing state computers may have contained confidential information

On June 11, the Illinois Auditor General issued its audit of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The auditors found that: The Department was not able to locate computer equipment and did not adequately plan, coordinate, and verify the transfer of EDP equipment to the Department of Central Management Services (CMS). The Department...

FL: Clerks fired for using classified database as Match.com

The Associated Press reports that Carol Bass and Helen Lehman, both records clerks at the Fort Myers Police Department, were fired in March after reportedly misusing a classified search database to look up people one of them was considering dating. It’s nice to read more reports of people actually being fired for inappropriate use...

NZ: Privacy Commissioner calls for DNA database oversight

Randal Jackson Wellington of Computerworld NZ reports: Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is calling on the government to create an independent oversight body to monitor New Zealand’s DNA Databank following Computerworld’s revelations of a security breach last week. “The Government is currently proposing expansion of the criminal DNA database. I have recommended an independent oversight...