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Digging Through Comptroller Data Exposure Documents

Picture courtesy The Texas Tribune
Lots of info from the Comptroller's office, but nothing on the day the breach was discovered.

KUT got its batch of emails and other documents relating to last month's announcement that more than 3.5 million Texans had their personal data, including Social Security Number and birth date, exposed by the Comptroller's office.

So far the information is divided into two major categories:

  • Info about 2009's SB 1589 - which required some state agencies to provide data to the Comptroller.
  • Emails crafting the public response to the data exposure.

The emails coming up with the Comptroller's response, included notes with examples of how other large institutions, dealt with their own data breaches. That included The McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin.
Missing from the packet is any correspondence from March 31st to April 5th. The Comptroller's office is asking the Attorney General to withhold that info, as part of the ongoing investigation into the data exposure.




Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.