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Letter to ticket recipients:Source: Drivers' Vehicle Registration Information Possibly Exposed Online (WTOC-TV (GA), 9/20/2006)
The City of Savannah was informed that confidential vehicle registration information stored on a city server could be accessed through the internet. The problem was corrected immediately. The vehicle registration information was used in conjunction with the Red Light Camera Enforcement Program. Violator's registration information was retrieved from the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and stored on a data server with the City of Savannah.
You are receiving this notice because your information could have been viewed from the Internet. The information included name, address, driver's license number, vehicle identification number and possibly Social Security number (only if your driver's license number is the same as your Social Security number).
At this point we have no evidence that confidential information was read. downloaded or used in any manner. No one has reported any problems to the City of Savannah, or any other state or local authorities.
The City of Savannah has been working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine if any inappropriate use of this information occurred. The city's computer systems currently have up-to-date security measures, devices, and software to protect confidential information. We will work with these state agencies to further strengthen our security.
As a precaution, we advise you to monitor your credit accounts for any indication that someone else is using your personal information. If you believe you have experienced identity theft or unauthorized use of your personal information, please inform your local law enforcement officials immediately.
We also urge you to consider changing your driver's license number if it is your Social Security number. For information on how to change your driver's license number, please visit the following web site
We regret the concern and any inconvenience this situation may have caused you. We take very seriously our responsibility to protect citizens' information.
If you have questions, please see http://www.savannahga.gov/security or call 912-651-6565.