Data infringement affects all California Hidden Permit Holders Pi News

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Authorities said Tuesday that a data breach has exposed the personal information of every person licensed in California to carry a weapon.

According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the California Department of Justice said the breach was part of the launch of its 2022 gun dashboard portal, which was reported Tuesday by an assistant to California state sheriffs.

“This public site allows access to certain information, however, the personal information of the holder of a concealed firearm license should not be found,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “It includes a person’s name, age, address, criminal identification code and license type (standard, judicial, custody and custody), but they are not the only ones.”

The sheriff’s office said the violation affects all hidden firearm holders in California.

Judicial officials removed the dashboard site with all relevant links after learning of the violation, but some personal information may have been leaked online elsewhere.

“It is not clear exactly how long the information was accessed,” the sheriff’s office said.

California Atty. General Rob Ponta’s office told law enforcement that it was “working urgently” to determine the purpose of the violation and plans to consult directly with permit holders.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Bonta office will establish a plan to mitigate the harm or damage that permit holders may suffer.

“We are investigating the disclosure of personal information of individuals linked to the DOJ Rifle Dashboard,” the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement. “It is unacceptable to publish personal information without authorization. We are working quickly to resolve this situation and will provide more information soon.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, in the event of a breach of information, requests you to visit www.fresnosheriff.org/report-a-crime-online and submit a report.

No further information was available Tuesday night.