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Department of Juvenile Justice information breached

9:04 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice reports some personal information may have been compromised when an employee's mobile device was stolen.

The department reported that earlier this year, the department experienced the theft of a mobile device that had confidential data that was not encrypted per department policies and procedures.

The department has sent out a letter informing potential victims that may have had their personal information exposed.

The incident is still under investigation and so far, the department is not aware of any information that has been breached.  

The department has partnered with Equifax to provide free credit monitoring for those affected for 12 continuous months once registered.   

The participation is not automatic. To activate the credit monitoring service you must visit You will be required to enter personal information and must be at least 18 years of age.  

Once registered, you will automatically receive one credit bureau report, unlimited access to your Equifax credit report, credit score, daily monitoring and email alerts.  

The monitoring service will notify you if there are key changes to your credit and potential signs of identity theft.  

You must sign up by June 30th of this year or you will forfeit your opportunity to participate in the credit report monitoring program.

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