Personal data not so private in Texas 

The Texas Comptroller’s Office mistakenly posted identity information of about 3.5 million Texans — addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and driver’s license numbers — on its public servers. Some of the personal data were available online for more than a year, Comptroller Susan Combs said. The state Attorney General’s
Office and the FBI are investigating why the information was not encrypted and security-protected as Texas law requires, and whether any of it was misused for identity theft.

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