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Texas EZPawn Throws Away Its Security Promises and Customers’ Privacy and Gets A Handed A Significant Penalty

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Well, here is yet another company that had a nasty habit of just throwing papers containing their customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) into publicly accessible trash cans.
On June 24 a Texas judge handed down a civil penalty of $600,000 against Texas EZPawn for tossing their customer PII, including Social Security numbers, bank account information, driver’s license numbers, date of birth, and other identifying information, into their trash cans without first irreversibly and completely shredding the papers. You can see an example of the types of records found in the trash in the court documents.