18 claim their data was inappropriately accessed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eighteen people say dozens of public workers across the state violated their privacy by looking up their personal data.

The group is filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday against more than 50 counties, municipalities and multiple state officials.

A statement announcing the lawsuit says “government officials targeted citizens based on their political involvement.” The citizens say their data was accessed more than 600 times.

Attorney Erick Kaardal tells The Winona Daily News about some of the cases in which data was accessed. A politician who marched in a parade and someone who wrote a letter to the editor are among those who claim their privacy was violated.

Kaardal says some of his clients include state lawmakers.

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