Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Posting of LAPD commanders' personal data prompts city action

"Anonymous postings of personal information on more than two dozen L.A. police commanders prompted a councilman to propose supporting legislation that would keep such records confidential, officials said Monday.

Last week, the Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation into who listed officers' property records, campaign contributions, biographical information and, in a few cases, the names of children and other family members on sites that allow users to anonymously input data.

Such sites have increasingly been used to post the personal information of individuals who raise the ire of online activists, a practice known as "doxing."
On Friday, Councilman Dennis P. Zine, a former LAPD officer, introduced a motion calling on the state to mandate that county assessors keep law enforcement officials' records confidential, similar to protections offered by the state Department of Motor Vehicles."

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