Vincente Fox & Friends Have Your Personally Identifiable Info. How could this be? Outsourcing…

H/T to Michelle Malkin

Peggy Lowe has this story at the Orange County Register

Orange County’s Superior Court contracts with a company that uses workers in Nogales, Mexico, to do the data entry of traffic tickets, a revelation on Thursday that outraged many who fear personal information is leaving the country.

The court has contracted since March 2006 with Cal Coast Data Entry, Inc., a Cerritos company that has a facility in Nogales. Information from tickets – including drivers’ license numbers, car license numbers, birth dates and addresses – are scanned at the Cerritos facility and sent electronically to the Mexican facility.

In a statement issued Thursday evening, court officials defended use of the company, saying transfer of ticket information was by electronic encryption and the company has state-of-the-art security.

“The company and the staff they employ are dedicated to keeping the public’s data secure and safe,” the statement said. “The court wants to ensure the public that private data is safe.”

Court officials refused to release the cost of the contract and said they would continue using the company. Cal Coast officials wouldn’t comment, citing client confidentiality. (read more…)

John and Ken at KFI have more on the issue. 

via KFI

Chico Enterprise Record has news on this too.  Mercury News has an article too.  These are pretty much the same articles.

I haven’t seen anything on the major news outlets yet.  They are too worried about drunk astronauts, I guess, like here and here.

But, why should we worry about it?  It’s not like future illegal aliens might end up with your identity, right?  Yes, folks, that was sarcasm.

Let’s hope Michelle Malkin brings this up on the O’Reilly Factor, where she is hosting tonight.

Others posting on this topic:  Gubatron, The American Pundit, Pajamas Media, Freedom Folks, Liberty Post

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