Good morning, JKOwners!
Just wanted to pass this on. At work yesterday, I received an email (see below) from one of our Cyber guys which talked to the recent discovery of voter records released to a public website. I can't say I'm too surprised about this, but considering the nature of our work, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is a BIG deal around here and this didn't sit well with me (hmm, constitutional?). Here are the Cliff Notes: the FBI was recently informed that Colorado, among other states, has released its voter records to some website called www.voterrecords.com
. Go to the website, enter your full name, scroll to the bottom, click 'Record Opt-Out', and fill out the short form on the next page. You should then see 'Opt-Out Successful'. Yes, I understand a lot of the information may already be out there somewhere on the ether, but, honestly, this is ridiculous!
States impacted: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington
Email is as follows:
///"The FBI has recently been informed that several states (listed below) have
released voter records to www.voterrecords.com
. This site collects voter
registration information and publicizes the information identified below.
To reduce the amount of personal information this site displays about you,
and any of your family members that are registered voters, use the following
1. Search for your name on the website.
2. If found, click on your name.
3. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the "Record Opt-Out"
link (very bottom right).
4. On this page fill out the form to the left and click "submit opt-out"
States releasing voter records: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode
Island, Utah, Washington
- Date of birth
- Home address
- Year registered to vote at that address
- Others at that address
- Possible previous addresses"///
I hope my tin foil hat isn't on too tight