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BC's Auditor-General is outlining what he calls "serious flaws" in BC's criminal justice security system.
John Doyle says his audit of the "JUSTIN" computerized system found a serious lack of controls to protect information from inappropriate access.
Doyle says the system is not safe from motivated people looking to gain access, and there's little chance the ministry of justice would even know the unauthorized access had occurred.
NDP Justice Critic Leonard Krog says an audit of the provincial government's main information network for the justice system is "frightening".
"Who knows what elements of our criminal community have had what kind of access to the various files that are available in this sytem, absolutely unacceptable, shocking, and to describe the Auditor-General's report as scathing given the language that auditors use is probably an understatement."
Attorney-General Shirley Bond says the government has already taken action to tighten up security and will accept all of the auditor's recommendations.