MN: Rare data breach claim against a county settled for $1M

Noell Wolfgram Evans reports:

Hundreds of Mille Lacs County, Minn. residents went to bed on July 1 with a million reasons to feel a little better.

On that day, a settlement was announced between residents and Mille Lacs County and Mikki Jo Peterick, a former child support investigator for the Mille Lacs County Department of Family Services, in a case that involved Peterick’s unauthorized access of the personal information of over 260 county residents in a federal violation of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act.

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