A data leak from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday revealed the names, addresses, ages and other information related to holders of the state’s concealed carry permits.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the leak was related to the DOJ’s gun dashboard.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office noted the type of information released:
This public site provides access to certain information, however, the personal information of concealed carry permit holders is not meant to be visible. This includes, but is not limited to, a person’s name, age, address, criminal identification number, and license type (standard, court, reserve, and custody).
California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office said, “We are investigating an exposure of individuals’ personal information related to the DOJ’s firearms dashboard. Any unauthorized disclosure of personal information is unacceptable. We are working quickly to remedy this situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible. »
The Reload notes that they “reviewed a copy of the Los Angeles County database and found 244 judge’s permits listed in the database.”
The information visible included “the home addresses, full names and dates of birth of each of them”.
Breitbart News reported that the state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016.
Fox News pointed out that the information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, and California ID numbers.”
On December 28, 2016 – more than two months after this information was discovered – “the California Department of Justice sent a letter to all Golden State instructors letting them know that their personal information had been compromised.”
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