Some folks at the EPA thought it would be a good idea to leak the personal data of farmers to radical environmental groups, opening those farmers up to harassment, and possibly turning their farms into targets of these lunatics. With all of this talk about prosecuting leakers (and in the case of RINO Peter King, prosecuting reporters) Daniel Sobiesky at IBD thinks they should prosecute the leakers at the EPA. While they’re at it, they can go after the IRS workers who leaked confidential tax information during the 2012 presidential campaign.
As long as we’re talking about leaks that should be prosecuted, let’s consider the leaking by the Environmental Protection Agency of the personal data about farmers to their environmentalist opponents. …
Now a letter from a group of 24 senators to Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe claims that the EPA has “released farm information for 80,000 livestock facilities in 30 states as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from national environmental organizations.”
“It is our understanding,” the senators say, “that the initial release of data contained personal information that was not required by the FOIA request for 10 states including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio and Utah. This release included names and personal addresses.”
The data are also said to contain even the GPS coordinates for each location. (Read More)
Liberals love screeching about privacy, but if the privacy of people they don’t like is violated they have no problem. Heck, they’re all for it.