Thu, 27 October 2016
When a police officer stops your car and dials into his department's databank, he or she can learn a lot about you. What's to stop abuse of your private history? Not much. The AP's Justice Department Correspondent Eric Tucker says misuse of what should be protected data happens all the time...but usually, it never gets reported. One exception, when dozens of Florida cops started harrassing a colleague because she'd pulled over another officer doing more than 100 mph. Her case got the state to crack down on database abuse.