Josh Renaud reports:
Documents containing Social Security numbers and other private information for thousands of Missourians are accessible to anyone using the Casenet website, the state’s judicial records system, the Post-Dispatch recently discovered.
Missouri Supreme Court officials have acknowledged the issue after being alerted by the Post-Dispatch, and they fixed one vulnerability on Casenet. But thousands more documents with sensitive information remain online because they are considered open records. Those documents were filed by one state agency over several years, but it’s unclear if other records may also expose private information.
Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch.