Mr. Samuel Wurzelbacher, A.K.A. "Joe the Plumber" should feel a bit vindicated after Department of Job and Family Services Director Helen Jones-Kelley resigned and two other Ohio state officials were suspended for improperly using state computers to access his personal information back in October. It was speculated that Mr. Wurzelbacher was targeted by the Obama camp for questioning the candidate’s proposed tax policies. The investigation into "Joe the Plumber's" personal information was an intrusive act that was not authorized by Mr. Wurzelbacher and to make matters worse his private information went nationally public. Maybe the Ohio state government should contract with a reputable and knowledgeable professional background screening firm to ensure that all Ohio state background investigations are done legally and according to all applicable federal and state laws. The background screening industry, usually used for employment screening, is governed by legislation such as the FCRA in order to protect the privacy of individuals. When it comes to background investigations, consent to conduct a screening is imperative. In the end, it seems that "Joe the Plumber's" leak has indeed been plugged.