The investigation found that the court was lax in enforcing standards to protect information, even sensitive documents. Printers didn’t use logs, meaning there was no record of who printed off documents.
Even measures to secure materials were neglected. “Burn bags” are containers meant to safely destroy documents and other materials. Yet even these were left unattended in hallways, even open for anyone to access.
If the court was trying to get documents leaked, they couldn’t have done a better job. It seems shocking that those who manage these procedures let things slip this badly. According to one employee, this has been “going on for years.”