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Legal Actions Taken Against Comptroller Over Privacy Invasion

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Two Texas lawyers have filed a petition to request a permission to question Comb over the security breach, which exposed the personal information of 3.5 million Texans.

After state and federal investigations started over the State Comptroller's office's exposure of personal information for over 3.5 million people, now an outside group is joining in.  Two lawyers of the Texas Civil Rights Project are asking a Travis County court to give them permission to investigate the security lapse.

In response to the legal actions taken by the Texas Civil Rights Project, Combs emailed her response to KUT via her spokesperson.

“I am deeply sorry for what has happened and my office is taking aggressive measures to help ensure that personal identification information is safeguarded. We cannot comment on any pending litigation. We will work with the Office of the Attorney General and provide them the information they need in responding to any legal action.”

 

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