More Info to be Released on Georgia Secretary of State’s Data Breach

 

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is planning to release more details on the October data breach Monday.

The office has been in hot water after one of its workers released millions of registered Georgia voters’ personal information.

Back in October, more than 6 million registered voters’ personal information – including social security numbers – were mailed out.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has called it a clerical error and said the employee is no longer with the department.

He also said all discs that were mailed out were returned.

Experts agree it appears Kemp has done a thorough investigation but we still need to see why this happened.

Dr. Nick Easton, a Columbus State University Political Science Professor says, “this will be an important part of putting people’s minds at ease which is one of the most important things Secretary Kemp needs to do for his own political future. ”

Kemps is also offering free credit monitoring saying anyone that is concerned about his or her personal information they can sign up for that service free of charge.

All of this information – once released – will be available on the secretary of state’s website for everyone.

That website is

http://sos.ga.gov/

They also will have a office hotline available to answer any questions.

That hotline is (404) 654-6065.

 

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