Texas Insurance Claims Services in Richardson is the latest business to make the news for what is in their dumpster. The company had boxes of customers’ personal information sitting out for anyone to see. They story was reported to WFAA after a man was taking pictures of the dumpsters contents. The man claimed he was just looking for boxes but it is unclear why he was taking pictures.
The business owner said the files were five years old and he was no longer required to save them. We an Attorney General as active on this problem as they have in Texas this was a foolish gamble. The cost of the fines will easily exceed the cost of the paper shredding.