Weeks after their details were posted online, Miami-Dade police first notified of breach
On February 16, I linked to a story about Palm Beach law enforcement personnel and judges having their personal info posted online. Today, Lance Dixon reports that those whose details were exposed are only first being notified:
Miami-Dade County is investigating a breach of privacy that has affected thousands of police officers and other county employees.
The personal information of police officers, lawyers and judges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, was made public through the website PBSOTalk.com last month and employees in Miami-Dade were only alerted of the breach this week, according to John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association.
“When we made some inquiries we found out it was true and we were equally upset that the county had not informed the members of the police department so that they could take protective measures,” Rivera said.
Read more on The Miami Herald.
It’s hard to believe that they wouldn’t have immediately notified at least the judges. I wonder if they did but just didn’t notify police officers. In either event, this is one of those situations were there should have been immediate notification – even if it was a blast email to all officers, etc. I can understand why the MDPBA is upset.