Skip to comments.Ranchers, farmers fear eco-terrorists after EPA releases private info
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:28:01 PM PST by INVAR
The Environmental Protection Agency has told farmers and ranchers it is sorry for handing private information about them over to environmental groups, but agriculture advocates who fear attacks from eco-terrorists say it's like closing the barn door after the horses escaped.
In response to Freedom of Information Requests, the federal agency released information on up to 100,000 agriculture industry workers, including their home address and phone numbers, GPS coordinates and even personal medical histories. The agency later acknowledged much of the information should never have been provided, and even asked the recipients to give it back.
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Oh, I know why. There was this story last week:
“Whoops”. Question is, whether accidental or not, was it a violation of the law?
Well, I’m easily convinced that the EPA is sorry these days.
I want then next AG to spend ALL of his/her time indicting these slime at the EPA, IRS, ETC.; then trying them, convicting them and sending them TO PRISON.
Prince Obama knows NOTHING about this and hasnt yet read about it in the “papers”
I think the response by the farmers should be calm, just informing the EPA that if any eco-terrorist invades their property to harass, menace or threaten them, using the information provided by the EPA, then after exercising their right to self defense, the farmers will pay shipping to have the eco-terrorist’s Earthly remains sent to the EPA for proper disposition, as they would not want to risk sanctions for improper disposal of such offal.
Perhaps packaged in manure, to help insure freshness. Some settling of contents may occur during shipping and handling.
Yeah, right, like that's going to happen.
There could easily be a collaboration between those promoting SSS and the environmentalist. I would love to see that film.
What law? Laws are arbitrary unless The Won has used his pen or the telephone to decree them.
The only violation of "law" is when Obama or Holder says there is.
Get with the New Order man! You're living in an old world now made obsolete.
Not much different than the terrorists mistakenly chopping off the head of their comrade then saying, sorry man.
Where’s the federal agency that cleans up after other federal agencies, that cleans up after other federal agencies, that cleans up after other federal agencies, that cleans up after....
EPA = GESTAPO
There is no coincidence that Nazi stands for “National SOCIALIST Workers Party”
We need the names and addresses of those who work at the EPA.
When government turns against its citizens.....
The farmers should all file individual suits under the privacy Act. Here is the pertinent section;
The Act specifically provides civil remedies, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(g), including damages, and criminal penalties, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(i), for violations of the Act.
The civil action provisions are premised on agency violations of the Act or agency regulations promulgated thereunder.
An individual claiming such a violation by the agency may bring the civil action in a federal district court. If the individual substantially prevails, the court may assess reasonable attorney fees and other litigation costs against the agency. In addition, the court may direct the agency to grant the plaintiff access to his/her records, and when appropriate direct the agency to amend or correct its records subject to the Act.
Actual damages may be awarded to the plaintiff for intentional or willful refusal by the agency to comply with the Act.
In the case of “criminal violations” of the Act (Section 3 of the Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(i) limits these so-called penalties to misdemeanors), an officer or employee of an agency may be fined up to $5,000 for:
Knowingly and willfully disclosing individually identifiable information which is prohibited from such disclosure by the Act or by agency regulations; or
Willfully maintaining a system of records without having published a notice in the Federal Register of the existence of that system of records.
In addition, an individual may be fined up to $5,000 for knowingly and willfully requesting or gaining access to a record about an individual under false pretenses.
While the Act does not establish a time limit for prosecutions for violation of the criminal penalties provision of the Act, it does limit the bringing of civil action to two years from the date on which the cause of action arose. See 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(g)(5). However, the time limit for filing a civil action may be tolled for material and willful misrepresentation by the agency of any information which is required to be disclosed, if the misrepresentation is material to the liability of the agency.
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I deal with PII everyday and if I forget to label or encrypt correspondence with such info in it, I will be beat about the head and shoulders, be counseled, and be warned that continued problems can be grounds for dismissal. The Federal government takes such issues very seriously dontyaknow....
as well they should