If you weren’t already convinced that the government can’t be trusted with your personal information, have you heard about the deliberate, illegal disclosure by Secret Service employees of information on someone who applied for a job with the agency? There’s plenty of information available about it, including a post at the Cato Institute blog that has a link to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (PDF).
And in case you think the fact that the person whose information was leaked is a Congressman makes what the government employees did less egregious, consider this: the leak was an attempt by Secret Service employees to discourage the Congressman from investigating reports of misconduct by Secret Service employees. Government employees deliberately leaked a job applicant’s personal information in an effort to cover up their own alleged misconduct. If you don’t believe me, read the Inspector General’s report.
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