Misuse Rampant, Oversight Lacking at California’s Law Enforcement Network | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Confirmed cases of misuse of California’s sprawling unified law enforcement information network have doubled over the last five years, according to records obtained by EFF under the California Public Records Act. That adds up to a total 389 cases between 2010 and 2014 in which an investigation concluded that a user—often a peace officer—broke the rules for accessing the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), such as searching criminal records to vet potential dates or spy on former spouses. More than 20 incidents have resulted in criminal charges.

Source: Misuse Rampant, Oversight Lacking at California’s Law Enforcement Network | Electronic Frontier Foundation