Who would have thought that the Supreme Court decision on permits to conceal firearms would wind up in tech news. Apparently, Californias attorney general said “OK, we’ll now allow CCWs without proving cause”, but then “accidentally” exposed the personal details for anyone who applied for a concealed carry permit for the past decade. This information included addresses and other personal information of people who may have a permit to defend themselves from people who have threatened their lives in the past. A data privacy breach is always bad… but when the government does it days after a ruling they don’t like… it stinks.
A California state website exposed the personal details of anyone who applied for a concealed-and-carry weapons (CCW) permit between 2011 and 2021.