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Tax Company Employee Info Found in Dumpster

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 19, 2010

News4Jax.com reports that the owner of a recently closed tax company franchise admitted to disposing of former employees' records in a dumpster behind the tax service building in Jacksonville, FL. The boxes of records included employees' W-2 forms, copies of their driver's licenses, Social Security cards and other personal information, the report states. The franchise owner said he dumped the records but thought that the personal information had been shredded. The records have now been shredded. In a statement, the company said they take privacy very seriously and are "satisfied that the old documents have been secured and that our customers are not at risk."
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