NY: Women’s claim holds City of Newburgh liable for data breach

Doyle Murphy reports:

Two women claim the City of Newburgh failed to monitor a Newburgh detective who is accused of misusing a police database to run unauthorized background checks on people, including his former girlfriends.

The women, identified as “Jane Doe I” and “Jane Doe II” in a notice of claim, say the city knew or should have known Detective John Staton had repeatedly abused the database for years to access their personal information.

Staton’s alleged victims number at least 20, according to the notice.

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