Polk County Tax Collector data breach exposes 450K driver’s license numbers

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County Tax Collector Joe Tedder says his office was a victim of a data breach that impacted 450,000 people in the county.

Driver’s license numbers may have been accessed, in addition to the social security numbers of anyone who has applied for a business tax receipt, Tedder told Investigative Consumer Reporter Shannon Behnken.

“We believe exposure was very limited,” Tedder said. “We have no evidence that it was misused in any way. We want to let people know out of an abundance of caution to encourage people to monitor their own records and documents as they would under any situation.”