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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Data security

Troubling news about the security of the data that is collected by the state, everything from tax returns to vehicle information. In short, the state is not doing enough to ensure security. To be fair, lots of government agencies and private businesses aren't taking proper steps to secure data either, but just because other people leave the door unlocked isn't an excuse for Minnesota. The issue of data security is going to become more important as entities collect more data electronically and link it to other data. Let's see if Minnesota can become a leader in this area. It's been a long time since Minnesota has been at the forefront of an issue, and that's disappointing.


At 11:06 PM, December 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you on the leadership thing. Pawlenty often justifies his proposed cuts to health care with, "We could cut X amount and still be in line with what most states provide in services." So the goal is to be like everyone else now, not to exceed them? He seems to be about embracing mediocrity.

And looking at the most recent SUSA ratings for the 50 governors, that's about where his poll ratings are too.


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