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Germany: Unshredded Insurance Files Discarded in Rubbish Bin

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The German operating unit of an Italian insurance company is in hot water over the improper disposal of the personal information of thousands of customers.  The files were discovered unshredded in a trash bin, which according to the report was stuffed full of records.  Germany’s data privacy commissioner is investigating the incident and fines could reach as high as 250,000 Euros. 

According to the firm, they had retained the services of a document disposal company to destroy the records and are trying to discover if that firm is involved in the incident. 

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