CO: Informants outed in accidental Grand Junction data release

The Associated Press reports:

The names of confidential drug informants, home addresses of sheriff’s deputies and troves of other sensitive data were made public for months because of a mistake by an employee of Mesa County’s technology department, officials said.

Thousands of the internal records were accessible on the Internet starting in April until the mistake was discovered last month.

The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel reported that the leak was blamed on a former employee with the Mesa County Information Technology Department. That employee wasn’t named and is no longer with the department, though it’s unclear whether the employee was terminated because of the leak.

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