Folks seem to be surprised that personal information provided to the Maryland Obamacare website can be shared with law enforcement and other “appropriate agencies,” whatever that means. They must not have been paying attention to the way the state has been run for years.
The “Free State” is one of the least free, if not the least free, states in the Union. The state government’s disrespect for the rights of the citizens is epic. One recent example was the passage of more patently unconstitutional gun control laws which resulted in a huge surge in gun purchases. Because Maryland requires a State Police background check on top of the federal check, the flood of applications swamped the State Police resources. The 7-day waiting period was taking months. To try to work through the backlog, the State Police began illegally sharing the personal data of purchasers with other agencies so that their unvetted personnel could handle the checks. Oh, and the sharing was via unsecured web links in violation of the state’s own IT standards.
So why should anyone be surprised when Maryland says, “All your data are belong to us”?