Superior Court of California - County of Orange

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The Superior Court of Orange County Assures the Public That Private Data is Secure

Santa Ana- The Superior Court of Orange County has business practices in place to assure the safety of data entrusted to the Court. For years, the Court has contracted with outside agencies for data entry of traffic citations. In March 2006, Cal Coast Data Entry, Inc. (CCDE), after a competitive bidding process, was selected to provide input of traffic ticket citation data. Located in Cerritos, California, CCDE has been in business since 1978 and contracts with government agencies, major credit card and national companies, and health care agencies. The company and the staff they employ are dedicated to keeping the public’s data secure and safe.

The paper citations are not transported by truck to Mexico as reported by one source. Orange County traffic citations are scanned locally. The electronic data is encrypted and transferred to the outsourcing facilities, using state-of-the art security encryption methods. An independent security company audits CCDE annually to ensure compliance with the standards for physical and electronic data storage and transmission, as established by the International Standardization (ISO), a network of national standards institutes of more than 150 countries.

The CCDE processing centers are secure facilities. The Nogales facility has 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week on-site security guards, as well as video cameras and access is restricted to badge holders.

All CCDE staff involved in the Court contract are required to undergo a national felony background check before being hired, which includes a check of the National Terrorist Database. The Nogales employees must also be certified by the Sonoran State Police that they have passed a background search and do not have a criminal record. Before entering the segregated work location, employees must check all cell phones, purses, backpacks, and personal items including paper and pens, in a locker. Access to the production area is accessed by approved personnel only.

The Court wants to assure the public that private data is safe. The Court has taken the lead in facilitating electronic data projects that will, in the future, allow for direct transmission of ticket information from police officers to the Court without the need for a third party.

Court Release #015-07

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