Minn. County To Pay $2M Over Drivers' Data Breach

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- Minnesota’s Rock County agreed Thursday to fork over $2 million to settle a putative class action accusing a government employee of wrongfully browsing thousands of drivers’ personal information and records.

The suit, first filed in November 2012, alleged that Janet Patten perused the files and photos of roughly 2,400 friends, neighbors and strangers while working as a child support officer. She was terminated in May 2012, when her alleged actions were discovered. Notices were also sent out to inform those individuals whose information was viewed, according...
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