Opps our bad......again

Well, this is a little different than that. Malicious attacks against a corp vs failing to redact something you are giving the world access to…

Either way it’s negligence. The corporate attempts at data security amount to negligence.

Maybe now the victims will take it seriously, now that’s it happened directly to them. That’s the only way it seems to get a group of people infamous for their lack of empathy to get it, have it personally affect them.

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They won’t. This will be a grievance talking point for years to come.

Exactly. Prosecute these turds for doing this. Once it personally effects them and other politicians see it, then maybe in the future they’ll not commit acts such as this?

Agreed? :fist_left:

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You have missed the point. Thanks to Republican fealty to their donor class the laws are mighty thin to try and prosecute for accidental data breaches.

Now that a data breach has narrowly and personally affected THEM, maybe now Republicans will draft up some Commieformia style legislation that has actual teeth to prosecute data breach.

Lol who am I kidding. It wouldn’t fair to enact such requirements on job creators. People can just opt out, behold the free market.

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Finding a “fall guy or gal” masks the real concern here in that Benny Thompson shows little to no remorse. If he did an official apology for what happened under his watch would of already been issued.

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I would think that this would be grounds for stripping responsible members of their committee assignments. And as I said, any staffers involved should face termination from government employment.


What laws have libs proposed, brought to vote and GOP blocked that would combat this?


Perhaps you are not aware these staffers are essentially mostly “political” hires? As such, their jobs are lost whenever their respective elected Congress representative is not voted back into office. Thus, no practical way here unless Benny Thompson as (former) chair himself pursues disciplinary actions directly and assuming such staff person deemed responsible remains gainfully employed to this day.

I would also think a lifetime ban for service as congressional staff would be in order.


Shifting blame on a staffer here reminds me of the shell game.

Not shifting, rather including all culpable parties in the consequences. Members of the House are punished by the House (expulsion, censure, loss of committee assignments). Employees of the House are not members and can face administrative sanction (termination of employment, ban on future employment with congress).


Me being a pragmatist make me believe what you are proposing is not practical to apply especially in a politically charged body. Rules here for each new Congressional session are made, passed and amended by the majority party in charge for the next two years. As such, past Congress rules in effect on who can be censured, expulsion, loss of committee assignments essentially become moot going forward.

Such is the realm of congress.

(D)ifferent is my guess


And hence why I believe the solution you raised here is sadly not really viable in a practical sense.

Actually not. Standards of conduct for government employees can be made uniform. As can administrative sanctions for said employees. They, after all, aren’t elected.

This sucks.

They should throw the book at them. Just like in 2006 when the state of Ohio accidentally released 1.2 million social security numbers. Then accidentally released 5.7 million social security numbers 2 months later. Blackwell & company really paid for their crimes.

Oh wait…

The final shot of mayhem from a feckless kangaroo court drawing its last breath.


Well, this is a little (D)ifferent than that.

I fixed your typo.