The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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February 14, 2013

Mankato law firm representing victims in DNR data case

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MANKATO —

Kelly, Partridge and Bellig have been going through thousands of records of incidents where employees at other agencies throughout the state have accessed the driver information illegally. Kelly said he has run across one Blue Earth County employee, but that situation was taken care of immediately.

The law firm has filed two other lawsuits, one against Rock County and another against a Minneapolis agency, Kelly said. In the Rock County case a family services employee is accused of illegally accessing about 4,000 motor vehicle records.

Letters were sent out to 3,000 victims in the Rock County case and 1,100 victims in Minneapolis, Kelly said. It’s more common for other agencies in the state to not notify people when their information has been accessed illegally.

“It’s a problem throughout every agency,” Kelly said.

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