California DOJ exposed concealed carry permit seekers’ personal info.

A statewide data breach this week exposed the personal information of Californians who have applied for permits to carry firearms in public. The leak, announced by the California Department of Justice Wednesday, revealed the name, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, addresses and criminal history of those who were granted or denied a concealed and carry weapons permit between 2011 and 2021.

The Department said the data was exposed for less than 24 hours. The agency urged those whose information was revealed to monitor their credit history and consider placing a security freeze on their credit report, blocking potential creditors from access. DOJ also recommended placing a fraud alert on the report, signaling lenders or creditors that you may have been defrauded.


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