The State of Californias Department of Justice exposed personal information of every CCW permit holder in California.
The breach happened after the state of California launched the “2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal’ on June 27th. The website was created as an initiative to increase “transparency and information sharing for firearms-related data.” The breach was reportedly first reported on social media by Reddit users who claimed the data was easily accesble and easily downloadable. The State has taken down the website since, but authorities are looking into the severty and length of time the information was available. The information available in the breach included name, address, birthdate, Criminal Identification Index (CII) number and license type of every CCW permit holder in the state. The Fresno County sherrif has urged gun owners to ensure their homes are secure as personal addresses where included in the breach, making them a target of theft. Multiple groups have announced the likeliehood of litigiation against the state.