Privacy Concerns Arise over Annapolis, Md., Parking Website

Chase Cook reports:

Annapolis resident Linda Farrell was excited to use the city’s new online residential parking website.

But when she opened the online form, she noticed her web browser telling her the website wasn’t secure. This after asking for her address, vehicle license plate and driver’s license number — information she felt was personal.

“I just think residents need to be aware that when they are putting their information out there, it is not secured,” she said Wednesday.

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SP+ Municipal Services, the Chicago-based parking management company running the website, has since added the additional security on the website Wednesday afternoon after officials heard the concerns and received a call from the mayor’s office.

Read more on GovTech. Why did they have to be told to do this? Seriously?

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