Friday, April 28, 2006

Texas DPS Worker Charged with Misuse of Information

Tony Plohetski writes in The Austin American-Statesman:

Authorities have charged a Texas Department of Public Safety employee and her boyfriend with misuse of official information after investigators said she shared material from a secure database with him.

The database includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, criminal histories and addresses, which authorities use to help with criminal investigations.

DPS officials said the database is a commercial operation run by the Dallas Computer System and is available to people for a fee. It may be accessed on any Internet connection.

"It is not a law enforcement-related database," DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said.

More here.


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