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Attorney General Settles with Mid-Atlantic Processing

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May 10, 2010- Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler recently settled with MAP, LLC, a payment processing company charged with the improper disposal of 77 boxes of confidential information found in a dumpster. 

"Mid Atlantic Processing did not take the required steps to safeguard the privacy of their customers' personal information, making them vulnerable to identity theft," said Attorney General Gansler. "When a business disposes of its client records that contain personal consumer information, it needs to shred the records or take other steps necessary to ensure that a consumer's privacy is not compromised." 

The company and its officers agreed to a $20,000 fine.

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