MN: Lawsuit says state license database abused, often for political reasons

Tesla Rodriquez reports:

State Rep. Steve Drazkowski is one of 18 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday that claims employees from Wabasha and Winona counties, the city of Winona and nearly 50 other counties and cities illegally accessed personal information hundreds of times.

The lawsuit claims that an unknown number of state employees used the state’s driver’s license database more than 600 times since April 2003 to look up their records, which include photos, Social Security numbers, addresses, weight, height and other private information.

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