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Texas Attorney General Continues Crusade for Proper Destruction

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An article by reporter Rob Luke, writing for, highlights the continuing efforts of the Lone Star State’s top law officer, Attorney General Greg Abbott, to enforce the state's 2 year old requirement for all organizations to destroy discarded information. 

The article comes on the heels of the announcement of legal action against a San Antonio-based company for allegedly failing to protect sensitive customer information by discarding it in the trash. The charges carry a maximum fine of $50,000 per violation.

The suit is the fifth such case brought by Abbott in less than two months involving customers' records being tossed in the trash instead of safely destroyed. In each case, the dumpster-diving evidence-gatherers have recovered key documents from stores’ alleyway bins.

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