tuesday January 25th 2011@3:26pm( swiping drivers liscense at guard gates)

so last evening i went to  babysit and the guard at the guard swiped my drivers liscense… after having my credit cards and drivers liscense stolen in 2005… i was really wary of this procedure… i emailed the police to see what type of information  anyone could gain  from a swipe of my drivers liscnese and if this was a commaon procedure that will not compromise my idenity…. does anyone know if this could lead to any problems or am i being overly worried?… i have no problem someone seeing mydrivers lisence and knowing that i am who i say i am but the swiping  of my drivers liscense.. is it just like  swiping of a credit  card?…  i did a google search of how mush infomtion can be swtored on the magnitic strip of a drivers liscense card… but am a bit worried… if anyone has any answers as to if i should be worried or not be worried please  let me know.. thank you… below is the email i sent to the company that advertisd a swiping system for guards at guardgates.. i don’ t know if this system was the one used or not   … i jsut don’t want someone taking myinformation and somehow wiht the computer hackng tha tseems to be available… creating an id for a false person… then i will be in real trouble trying to get the criminals to stop their behavior…. there were a lot of police cars in the complex where i was babsitting so hopefully eveything will be fine…

email sent to on guardgate.com today (january 25th 2011) 
john@onguardgate.com 
” I just went babysitting at a complex in naples florida that was using a swipe system to verify my idenity.  i had credit cards adn drivers lscense stolen in 2005.  is ther any way for myinformation to be compromised now that they have already swiped my drivers liscense? i will also email this to the local polce but i thought you might have a great answer. thnks you for your kind attention in this matter, sincerely mary jean ziska  ”

email sent to police:  crimeprevsqt@colliersheriff.net   and/or crimeprevsgt@colliersheriff.net   ( couldn’t read the small print very well.. so sent it to both addresses…


To whom it may concern:   January 25th 2011 @3:53pm

 

 I have a quick question.  I just went babysitting at a complex in Naples Florida ( Briarwood ) that was using a swipe system to verify my identity.  I have  had credit cards and drivers license stolen in 2005. and am a bit worried about  the safety of my identity.   Is there any way for my information to be compromised now that they have already swiped my drivers license? I have already emailed this same question to a company that has an on line swiping services called “on guard.” so see if they also have any answers. and i went on line and googled the information contained in the magnetic strip for my drivers license… can this information be duplicated for a fake id? or harm me in any way?

 

I am assuming that it is legal for police to do this but is it legal for others( non government officers) to request swiping a drivers license? What does the law in Florida state concerning this matter?  I have no problem  showing my drivers license to prove my identity but  i rarely if ever have been asked to have my card swiped by a guard at a guard gate.  I thought you might have a great answer.  If there is anything i need to do to protect myself please let me know.   Thanks you for your kind attention in this matter,

Sincerely,

Mary Jean Ziska  

 

 Please email a response to: maryjeanziska@mysearchforjustice.com


119.0712F.S.:

b)

Personal information, including highly restricted personal information as defined in 18 U.S.C. s. 2725, contained in a motor vehicle record is confidential pursuant to the federal Driver’s privacy protection act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. ss. 2721 et seq. Such information may be released only as authorized by that act; however, information received pursuant to that act may not be used for mass commercial solicitation of clients for litigation against motor vehicle dealers.



(c)1.

Emergency contact information contained in a motor vehicle record is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.


*the guard at the guard gate (name): william
*the guard at the guard gate ( description): african american male age aprox 30years old/ aprox. 5 foot 10 inches/ wearing a white shirt with dark pants- uniform dress attire  
*the policy told to me by the guard at the guard gate about storage of the      informarion from a swiped drivers liscense is: 

Here are the emails to the sheriffs office her in naples florida concerning swiping of a drivers license information as use for personal identification:




Dear Ms. Gonzalez,                             Tuesday February 1st 2011 @5:42pm  

 

As per my question I was more concerned with the laws designated for the protection of a person personal idenity and a person’s drivers liscense information when an individials drivers liscnese is swiped by a private individual at a guard gate.  

 

I am sure as an officer of the law you are aware of various florida statutes and lasws protecting an individual and the privacy and laws governing both the state of Florida and the United States of America that protect an individual from the attempts of conartis and others who may use illegal means to gain personal informtion that  could harm your identity. 

 

I am a bit shocked that you did not answer my question but instead reprmaned me on my decision to babysit for my company in a gated community. As aGrown woman and the assistant director of a business i am well aware of the options i have for the sitting jobs that i chosse to take and the locations i choose to babysit. 

 

I have placed informtion I learned from the internet concerning the florida statutes that will govern the protection of privacy for an individial.  perhaps you may want to  educated yourself aon this matter incase th istuation arises agian concerning the swiping of an individuals drivers liscense and the privancy and protection of a person’s idenity.

 

My website is www.mysearchforjustice.com and the blog enty where i mentioned this incident is: tuesday January 25th 2011.  I will add this email along the first  emails i sent to the police departmant concerning this matter to further educate the public on the prevention of crime and the eventual stop of any type of criminal behavior  that has harmed my life.  I ‘m sure you can understand an individuals interest of prtecting my idenity.. and my drivers liscense information. 

 

ps.  By the way what a beautiful font you used in your reply email… i have never seen such a decorative font/script used for a reply from any public servant’s /political officials office.  

 

Thank you for your kind attention in this matter,

Sincerly,

Mary jean ziska  

 

Mary Jean Ziska   Assistant Director  whatabtmary@yahoo.com










From: Rebecca Gonzalez – 0980 <Rebecca.Gonzalez@colliersheriff.org>
To: mary jean ziska <whatabtmary@yahoo.com>; crimeprevsqt@colliersheriff.net; crimeprevsgt@colliersheriff.net
Cc: maryjeanziska@mysearchforjustice.com
Sent: Mon, January 31, 2011 9:27:11 AM
Subject: RE: question concerning the swiping of a drivers liscense at a guard gate last evening




Ms. Ziska,


 


Several businesses are now capturing information via Driver’s License swipes.  In this age of advanced technology, many are utilizing this method for their protection as a crime prevention approach. The position is if someone is there for illegitimate purposes, they will likely not wish to provide their information for fear of getting caught. Basically, if you want to do business, or be allowed access to private gated communities you are requested to provide this information. Yes, it is legitimate. No, you don’t have to provide your information – however, understand they in turn do not have to do business with you if you don’t. Without legitimizing your purpose for being there you will likely not be permitted access or be provided services at these establishments. If you are uncomfortable with this practice, your choice is not to participate at all.  If your credit is compromised or identity stolen, please report details of all points of sale, or access areas you provided your Driver’s License information to the Sheriff’s Office immediately. If there is anything else we can do, please let us know.   


 


Respectfully,


 



     Sgt. Rebecca Gonzalez


 Community Outreach Division


    Crime Prevention Unit


             239-252-0703


rebecca.gonzalez@colliersheriff.org







From: mary jean ziska [mailto:whatabtmary@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:54 PM
To: crimeprevsqt@colliersheriff.net; crimeprevsgt@colliersheriff.net
Cc: maryjeanziska@mysearchforjustice.com
Subject: question concerning the swiping of a drivers liscense at a guard gate last evening


 





To whom it may concern:   January 25th 2011 @3:53pm



 



 I have a quick question.  I just went babysitting at a complex in Naples Florida ( Briarwood ) that was using a swipe system to verify my identity.  I have  had credit cards and drivers license stolen in 2005. and am a bit worried about  the safety of my identity.   Is there any way for my information to be compromised now that they have already swiped my drivers license? I have already emailed this same question to a company that has an on line swiping services called “on guard.” so see if they also have any answers. and i went on line and googled the information contained in the magnetic strip for my drivers license… can this information be duplicated for a fake id? or harm me in any way?



 



I am assuming that it is legal for police to do this but is it legal for others( non government officers) to request swiping a drivers license? What does the law in Florida state concerning this matter?  I have no problem  showing my drivers license to prove my identity but  i rarely if ever have been asked to have my card swiped by a guard at a guard gate.  I thought you might have a great answer.  If there is anything i need to do to protect myself please let me know.   Thanks you for your kind attention in this matter,



Sincerely,



Mary Jean Ziska  



 



 Please email a response to: maryjeanziska@mysearchforjustice.com




 


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Mary Jean Ziska   Assistant Director whatabtmary@yahoo.com



 


A Tender Loving Care Service


Marion Gregory   Director 239-598-1515


naplesmarion@aol.com


Mary Jean Ziska   Assistant Director 239-287-2294


whatabtmary@yahoo.com



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