It seems that problem with red light companies can do more then just give a tickets. This one comes from Florida:
Florida's Office of the Attorney General last week issued an informal ruling that classified red light camera and speed camera citations as public records. That means anyone can order copies of the photographs taken by the private companies that operate the automated ticketing machines that were legalized this week with the signature of Governor Charlie Crist (R)....
Sounds like nothing special, but there is a twist:
...Photo ticketing companies qualify as "subsequent users" with authority to publicize information including an individual's "photograph, social security number, driver identification number, name, address (but not the 5-digit zip code), telephone number, and medical or disability information," according to the informal opinion. The same information, while in the hands of government officials, is protected by state and federal law...
So next time when somebody will use your identity, who you gonna call?
So they can release your SS number and everything needed to steal ones identity, but not your zip code? That makes a lot of sense. No one would ever be able to figure that out by googling my address...
I doubt publicizing medical information without your consent is legal.
Do you know whether or not the Social Security Number (SSN) if an individual who has been issued a citation is ever part of the information the camera vendor is given?
Just because the statutes would include
SSN in its listing of information that "might" be covered by that section of the statute does not mean that the camera vendor has it.
Did I read the article in thenewspaper.com article and the citation from the Office of the Attorney Journal correctly?
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