Assemblyman Patterson To Request Audit of California Department of Justice For Leak of CCW Permit Holder Information

 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson will announce Tuesday morning at a virtual press conference, his plans to request a formal audit of the California Department of Justice (DOJ) following the June 27th leak of personal information belonging to a large number of California firearm owners.

The DOJ has admitted to posting personal information online of Concealed Carry Weapon applicants over the past decade including the person’s name, age, address, gender, race, driver’s license number, criminal history, Criminal Identification Index (CII) number and license type (Standard, Judicial, Reserve and Custodial).

It is estimated that more than 200,000 people were impacted, but it could be more. It is believed that other databases were also compromised, including the assault weapon registry, handguns certified for sale, dealer record sale, firearm safety certificate and gun violence restraining order dashboards.

Private information posted by the DOJ has already been copied and re-posted to websites on the internet, according to the California State Sheriff’s Association.

“This is more than a breach of trust in the DOJ, it threatens the very safety of CCW holders, many of whom are domestic violence, stalking and rape victims, security personnel, current and retired state and federal judges, retired law enforcement, and prosecutors in both state and federal courts,” said Assemblyman Patterson. “Just as we would expect to do with a breach of this magnitude in any other state agency, the Legislature needs a detailed explanation of how this happened so we can ensure that immediate reforms are implemented to restore public trust.”

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Tinner
Tinner
4 months ago

For sure, this was done intentionally and with malice by one or more doj employees on the left to harm in any way possible those who favor and advocate for our 2nd amendment. No doubt in my mind. Why, you ask? Because they hate anything and everything Trump and republicans… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 months ago
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Tinner trump and republicans “in favor ” of anything that puts money in their pockets. Do you think for a minute trump even has the knowledge to load a firearm,let alone go out and learn how to safely use one…or go out in the field enjoying the sport ? trump… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 months ago
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FOR SURE!

Steve
Steve
4 months ago

Thanks for this DOJ. According to the letter you sent me, I can expect identity theft for starters.