Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that his office will contract with CSID to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services. These services will be available for one year to all Georgians affected by the release of discs containing voter files with personal information.
“I am confident that all personal information is safe and secure. However, I believe Georgia voters deserve peace of mind regarding this incident,” said Kemp. “We are continuing our internal investigation and have hired Deloitte to conduct an independent audit of all of our IT operations. Georgians have my word this will not happen again.”
All Georgia voters whose information was contained on the discs will be eligible for identity theft restoration services if their identity is compromised over the next year. There is no need to enroll in that service.
Additionally, eligible voters can choose to enroll for one year of free identity theft monitoring.
These services will be available on the Secretary of State’s website within 10-14 business days. For up to date information on how to take advantage of these services or for additional assistance, voters can visit the Secretary of State office’s dedicated webpage at www.sos.ga.gov or call the office’s voter data hotline at (404) 654-6045.
CSID is a global leader in identity protection and fraud detection. They have handled many of the largest releases of data in the United States and around the world. CSID’s team has expertise in serving State and Federal agencies in data incidents.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.