Once Again, If The Gov't Has Data, It Will Be Abused
from the seen-it-before,-will-see-it-again dept
We’ve pointed this out over and over and over and over and over again, but whenever a government puts together a big database of info on people — the data gets abused. The latest example, found via Michael Scott is the news that a police chief in Iowa has been suspended after he supposedly revealed data that he never should have had in the first place, supposedly handing out information on someone’s driving record and criminal history, despite having no legal reason to even have that info, let alone distribute it to anyone. So why do we keep assuming that governments won’t abuse such data collections?