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Minnesota Legislator on Shredding Bandwagon

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The following is paraphrased from the Star Tribune located in Minneapolis, MN from their March 2, 2005 edition:

A Minnesota legislator will propose that all state documents that contain personal information such as driver's license numbers and birth dates be shredded rather than simply recycled.

Rep. Matt Entenza said he will introduce the bill on Thursday, following published reports that documents including motor vehicle titles, registrations and accident reports from the Department of Public Safety were found intact at a recycling facility in Eau Claire, WI.

Entenza, who is the House minority leader, said his bill would require all state agencies to have personal information shredded rather than simply recycled. A story in the Star Tribune last Sunday indicated that the Public Safety department declined the choice to have the private documents shredded before they were discarded. The documents were later found unshredded.