Texas comptroller exposes personal data on millions

The names, addresses, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers of millions of Texans, many of them state workers, were left unsecure on a state server for public consumption, writes Paul Roberts on Threadpost.com.

The unencrypted data was left exposed in the office of the Texas Comptroller for more than a year after an agency-to-agency information transfer, State Comptroller Susan Combs said in a statement obtained by Threadpost.

While the glitch appears to be inadvertent, the comptroller said proper procedure was not followed during the data transaction, including having information encrypted and purging the data after the transfer.

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