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"The snooping episodes were detected by an internal process inside the State Department's computer system that flags each time a high-profile person's records are viewed without a valid reason. Despite the system, senior department officials only learned of the breaches on Thursday after receiving an inquiry from a reporter at The Washington Times."
An Automatic System, which did Nothing?
And with the majority of American people not possessing a passport, would that be an act of defense against such, as such? - a Class Act, or Class Action lawSuit?
Are the records of high-profile persons kept more secret, as is suggested, if so, why? The BBC story on this, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7309165.stm
states that at least two contractors have been sacked over this. Will they be re-employed next month, or will more contractors from the same supplier take their place? Is is considered good practice to grant temporary workers access to a large database of personal information?
The BBC article continues:
"US passport files include data such as age and place of birth, foreign travel records, and a Social Security number.
That number can be used to obtain credit records and other personal information."
Is this an admission that passport numbers are commercially valuable? For we all know that credit card numbers are sold.
What information do British passport files contain?