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Follow Up - Ohio BMV Disposal Incident Leads to Dismissal

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In the last edition of NAIDDirect, it was reported that a Fairlawn, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office was being investigated by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) because personal records had been found in its dumpster. According to an update on the incident, reported by Eric Mansfield of Cleveland TV station WKYC on September 13th, the office in question has been temporarily closed and its current Deputy Registrar terminated as a result of that investigation.

In what is being called a "dereliction of duty," a spokesperson for the DPS called it an "open and shut case."

The Deputy Registrar who was terminated is pursuing reinstatement via the courts.

As a result of the incident, the Ohio BMV will be conducting regional meetings on the importance of information protection for all of their 216 offices throughout the state.

Click here to read the complete article regarding the BMV firing.

The August 1st edition of NAIDDirect reported that another Ohio government official was fired for inadequately protecting back up tapes. Click here to review that article.