Traffic ticket data entry no longer done in Mexico

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Responding to concerns that personal information was leaving the country, the Orange County Superior Court said Monday that it would no longer rely on workers in Mexico to enter data on traffic tickets.

The court amended its contract with Cal Coast Data Entry Inc. to ensure that the information -- including license numbers, birth dates and addresses -- is no longer sent electronically to the company’s facility in Nogales, Mexico. The tickets will now be processed at the company’s facilities in Cerritos and Phoenix.

The court and county supervisors were flooded with angry phone calls last week after KFI radio talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, acting on information from a listener, stoked public outrage about the outsourcing contract.