Minneapolis settles more lawsuits over snooping in driver database

Whether it’s the healthcare sector, government, or any other sector, if you’re not using adequate tools to monitor and audit your employees’ access to personal information records, it will cost you sooner or later.

Eric Roper reports:

The long list of lawsuits against Minnesota governments for employees improperly snooping into the state driver’s license database is slowly shrinking.

Minneapolis leaders are expected to give an initial sign-off Monday to a $155,000 settlement with Sheila Potocnik and her attorneys, who sued the city several years ago claiming that a police sergeant used private information in the database to harass her. The City Council is simultaneously expected to approve a settlement with Kelly Marie Engebretson, another plaintiff, for $25,000, including attorney’s fees.

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