MetLife reports employee snooped on files of public figures

MetLife, who reported in August that an employee had been sharing disability insurance applications with an unauthorized individual, recently received more bad news.

According to a letter they sent to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, the third-party provider whose database they use to run searches on individuals in the course of their business recently notified them that one of MetLife’s employees had been misusing the database to run searches on public figures. The improper searches reportedly occurred between October 2006 and September 2009.

The employee, who had retired from the firm before they became aware of his conduct, assured them that he had not made any copies of any of the files.

There was no explanation of why it took three years to detect the improper access.

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