After Kansas Database Hack, Millions Of Victims Not Directly Notified
"Millions of victims of a data hack that targeted a Kansas state agency in possession of Social Security numbers were not informed
of the breach directly, according to information obtained through an open records request.
Mike Kautsch, a University of Kansas law professor and former dean of the KU School of Journalism, said Kansas’ open records act requires public agencies to provide documents within three business days or give a “detailed explanation” for the delay and specify the earliest date the records will be available, which the agency didn’t do. The statute also requires agencies to cite specific legal provisions for any redactions within three days of a request for that information.
'In my opinion, they’re already in violation of the law,' he said. 'The burden is really on them to comply.'”