HuffPost – Texas Exposes Private Records: State Accidentally Releases 3.5 Million Personal Records

Another case for making it mandatory to have peoples personal info stored in an encrypted database:

The personal records of some 3.5 million Texans were inadvertently exposed after they were placed on a state computer server that was accessible to the public for about a year, state officials said on Monday.

State Comptroller Susan Combs said there is no indication that any of the information, which included names, mailing addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly dates of birth and drivers license numbers, has been misused.

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