When your home addresses, phone numbers, family members, and other personal details are publicly available, it leaves you at risk
Disgruntled citizens can knowingly post the home address of officers.
Criminals can use public information to identify your home and family members.
Identity thieves can use public information and exposed passwords to steal money.
Atlas for law enforcement goes well beyond the consumer protection offered by bills like the CCPA by leveraging two primary types of legislation. The first type restricts any publishing of personal details of law enforcement whatsoever. The second type of legislation makes it illegal to publish the private information of law enforcement officers with harmful intent (doxxing).
Some of the laws we use to protect you
CA Assembly Bill No. 1813 went into effect in January 2011 and protects nearly all types of law enforcement officers and those who work within the judicial system. Specifically, Government Code 6254.21 and code 6264.24 require all websites to remove the personal information of law enforcement officers and public officials within 48 hours after being requested. This includes information about anyone living at the same address.
In 2002, Colorado was one of the first to pass legislation protecting the privacy of law enforcement. It set precedent for many states to follow, by outlining that "it is unlawful for a person to knowingly make available on the internet personal information about a law enforcement official or the official's immediate family members if the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the law enforcement official's safety or the safety of the law enforcement official's immediate family..."
FL Statute Section 119 originated as a protection for the private information of law enforcement as it pertained to public information requests; however, its interpretation has expanded to include the protection of "home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, dates of birth, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and daycare facilities attended by the children of such personnel" from online companies and public databases.
This bill established Idaho's Address Confidentiality Program that effectively forces companies as well as public databases to remove the addresses of law enforcement officers. It acknowledges that "Keeping their home addresses confidential is a key element of providing safety and peace of mind to these public servants their spouses and their children.”
Nevada Government Code 289.025 establishes the confidentiality of a peace officer's address and photo. It defines only a handful of narrow circumstances in which the information can be published. For example, if an officer authorizes the release of their personal information, or is arrested, can such information be released.
Assembly No. 1649, more commonly known as Daniel's Law, was recent privacy legislation for law enforcement, enacted after federal judge Ester Salas's son, Daniel, was murdered in a revenge killing. It serves to underscore the importance of privacy for those in the law enforcement community. The law "inhibits disclosure of home address or unpublished telephone number of certain law enforcement officers, judicial officers, and prosecutors; establishes crime and civil action for disclosing such information."
TX Government Code 552.177 carves out a specific exemption of public information requests for law enforcement and other public officials such as "home address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, or social security number of the following person or that reveals whether the person has family members." This law has been widely interpreted to prohibit the publishing of such information on publicly owned websites.
Effective in 2019, Utah provides wide-ranging privacy protections for law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, government officials. This law protects "employee's or the employee's family member's home address, home telephone number, Social Security number, insurance coverage, marital status, or payroll deductions; and (ii) requests that the government agency classify those records or parts of records private."
Atlas uses LEO-specific laws to show you who is selling your personal information and help you remove it as effectively as possible.
Atlas uses a variety of company opt-out procedures combined with our own legal demand tactics to ensure the highest possible level of compliance.
Atlas continuously monitors each identity to protect against repopulations or new websites distributing your personal information.
Atlas is a fully automated solution to protect law enforcement from data brokers who publish personal details. We also enable you to remove your public records in states with LEO-specific privacy legislation.
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