Georgia's Department of Driver's Services Accused of Sharing Data with ICE

March 2020

According to NBC News, advocacy groups have alleged that Georgia's Department of Driver's Services has been sharing information, including conducting facial-recognition searches, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Project South, and Innovation Law Lab claimed that between September 2017 and June 2019, the department fulfilled over 250 ICE requests to gather and share information about immigrants residing in the state. Priyanka Bhatt, a Staff Attorney at Project South, expressed alarm over these revelations.

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Q&A: Ga. Attorney General Chris Carr Talks Breaches and Federal Law

October 2019

Chris Carr, a Republican, was elected in November 2018 to serve a full four-year term as Georgia's Attorney General. Previously, he worked as the chief of staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a Republican from Georgia, and served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013 to 2016.

In this interview, Attorney General Carr shares his perspective on why he is not concerned about the absence of mandatory breach notification requirements in his state. He also discusses his expectations for a potential federal privacy law and what he would like to see included if such legislation is enacted.

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