Company Closing Down Throws Employee REcords in Trash
Here we have a case of reverse dumpster diving. The employees, smartly, jumped in the dumpter to pull out their sensitive HR files which had their SSNs. This is a perfect example of what I tell people every chance I get. Think about every doctor’s office, mortgage company, apartment rental company that you ever gave your social security number. Last year, five years ago, 20 years ago. Where the heck are those records? What happens when the doctor retires or company goes bankrupt? Or how about every day security. How can we posibly know if those records are kept locked and protected? We can’t.
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Workers at a telemarketing company on Indianapolis' south side are concerned about identity theft after they said they found piles of personal information in a Dumpster. Several employees of Telesource said they climbed into the Dumpster to retrieve the documents.