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Texas Comptroller mistakenly posts public records

Texas Comptroller mistakenly posts public records

POSTED: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 5:28pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 3:45pm

AUSTIN — The state comptroller says the social security numbers, some birthdates and other personal information of about 3.5 million Texans were accidentally posted on computer servers.

Most of the information was available for anyone to access for more than year. In some cases, birthdates and driver license numbers were included.

Comptroller Susan Combs said Monday the information posted by mistake including data transferred by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. All transfers were in the first five months of last year.

The statement said there is no indication any of the personal information was misused.

On Wednesday, the comptroller's office will begin sending out letters notifying those affected.

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Knowing how crooked the Republicans that have been running this state for the last 10+ years are, she probably took the information and obtained credit cards and purchased things with it on the internet. I am a member of ERS and have never used any of my information in any internet business transactions because I did not want to take that chance and now I find out that the state has. Guess I better get me a lawyer ready.

If anyone is worried about becoming a victim of identity theft I am including a website to get more information.

so are we to assume by her 'casual' attitude that
this is no big deal???

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