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Disposal headlines usher in 2012

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They say the more things change the more they stay the same. Well, if the first days of 2012 are any indication, it seems like NAID still has a lot of people to educate with the media still hot on the topic of proper destruction. Here are four articles that are particularly interesting. School accidentally throws out books and student information

Dozens of federally-funded books and documents containing families' personal information were thrown in a dumpster at an elementary school.

KTNV Las Vegas: You Ask. We Investigate. Medical records found near dumpster

A Las Vegas woman got quite a surprise as she drove around looking for empty boxes to store her holiday decorations. “This is crazy that somebody would just throw confidential personal information like this ...”

WGCL Atlanta: Personal documents dumped at Duluth recycling center

Consumer Protection has opened an investigation into how and why documents with people's personal information were dumped in a Gwinnett County dumpster.

New York Post: Bronx cops in file flub

Bronx cops disposed of dozens of sensitive files by tossing them in the garbage outside the 40th Precinct station house, where they were fair game for local dumpster divers.