Barger Calls for Increased Support for Food Truck Operators Impacted by Data Breach

Los Angeles, CA (August 30, 2022) – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger that directs the County to identify resources that can help food trucks and other mobile-food operators and permittees who were negatively impacted by the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) erroneous posting of their personal information.

“The threat of identity theft and its consequences are real,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “I wrote this motion because the County has a duty to help any mobile food operators and permittees who are now at a heightened risk since their personal information was mistakenly shared. I want business owners to feel supported. The best way to do that right now is to identify tailored and responsive resources that can help.”

The information, which includes names, driver’s license numbers and possibly dates of birth, has already been removed from DPH’s Environmental Health Division website. County officials are working to contact people who were affected and have retrained its workforce on the relevant policies and procedures to prevent future incidents.

Anyone who believes their information may have been posted can call the County at 1-888-700-9995 to determine if they were impacted.