A former Department of Natural Resources official convicted of illegally accessing drivers’ license data on thousands of Minnesotans has been sentenced. On Monday, 49-year-old John A. Hunt of Woodbury was sentenced to two years’ probation and must also pay a $1,000 fine.
The state of Minnesota has asked a federal judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by people whose driver’s license data was accessed by a Department of Natural Resources employee.
The news that DNR manager John Hunt made 19,000 queries of private driver’s license information is not only creepy, it raises serious concerns about how well the state is keeping our private information private.
If you’re one of the many game and fish law breakers who’ve had gear confiscated by a state conservation officer, pay attention.