US Passport Agency contractors harvested Americans’ data for identity theft

Chloe McClendon worked for a State Department contractor, and conspired with two others to steal the identities of passport applicants by photographing their applications while processing them.

The State Department has dealt with the problem by banning phones and cameras in passport processing centers. They have not ended the practice of collecting titanic amounts of information on Americans, indefinitely retaining it, and letting contractors handle it….

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