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US Gov Sued Over Massive Data Breach / 4th Amendment Violation

cold fjord (826450) writes | about a year ago

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cold fjord (826450) writes "They had a warrant, they just took a few things that that warrant didn't permit (allegedly). According to the report, IRS agents: . . threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing . . medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over,” . . ." More: "A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans. . . the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges. The search warrant did not specify that the IRS could take medical information, UPI said. And information technology officials warned the IRS about the potential to violate medical privacy laws before agents executed the warrant, the complaint said, ..." More here."
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