How does AFSCME safeguard member information and privacy?

There is a Council 5 mandatory non-disclosure agreement all Local officers must sign.
     Non-disclosure form for Council 5

Compromising breaches of personal data can occur following theft of employer IT equipment, or when employer is forced to comply with a legal public records request that anyone can file, for any reason, anytime.
     MnDOT data breach 2013
     Public records request released personal data
     Names of volunteers at State agencies are not private

When commercial interests approach the union with discounted offers to billboard products and offer benefit services, unacceptable pressures for release of union member data have at times emerged.  There have been asks for union-compiled bulk lists of individual private, personal profile data to be resold to unnamed third parties.  Selling and trading customer data has long been practiced in financial, insurance, travel and hospitality industries. Agreeing to terms for enrolling in a union benefit program may at some future date, lead to compromised privacy of personal information.
     Financial lenders trolling for member data


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