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Florida Department of State notifies 945 of breach involving the last four digits of their SSN

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING INADVERTENT RELEASE OF LIMITED CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

DOS providing free credit monitoring services for 945 affected individuals

TALLAHASSEE –

In January 2013, The Florida Department of State, Division of Elections temporarily participated in a project pilot in an effort to facilitate validation of information between states. In September 2017, the last four digits of the social security numbers of 945 individuals was inadvertently provided to an individual member of the public in response to a public records request. These numbers were originally provided to the department by another state in 2013 as information that may have been a potential match to a Florida voter’s information. While these individuals have been identified and are being contacted directly by the department, any individual who believes their personal information may have been released may also contact 850.245.6022.

At this time, the department has no reason to believe...(continued)

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