TX: Lubbock County confirms private information accessible under new computer system, says situation not a data breach

Samantha Jarpe reports:

Lubbock County released a statement Tuesday about previously private court information being made available to the public via a new records system.

An earlier release by the Lubbock County Defense Lawyers Association characterized the incident as a data breach. The association said it became aware of the situation September 10.

According to the statement, Lubbock County first became aware Tuesday. However, it said the incident wasn’t a data breach “or an issue where information was compromised.”

Read more on Everything Lubbock.

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  1. MSG EDP - September 17, 2021

    I am bit confused. “Private information was made available to the public…” but it was not a data breach or a compromise. the article by Everything Lubbock did not help. I ‘love’ the approach by Lubbock County to try to frame this as something less significant. Reminds me of way too meetings with corporate legal groups to try to walk around disclosure requirements.

    • Dissent - September 17, 2021

      I think they were saying it was not a breach because nothing untoward happened. And it wasn’t even a “leak” because they had configured the information to be available.

      But now they’re taking a second look at whether they should have made that info publicly available.

      Clear as mud? 🙂

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