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Court Requires Deposition for Texas Comptroller

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 29, 2011

A Travis County, TX, judge ruled on Monday that State Comptroller Susan Combs must submit to a three-hour deposition, and a representative from her office may be deposed for up to six hours, in response to a breach-related petition brought by two Austin attorneys, reports the Houston Chronicle. The petition was filed on behalf of a teacher whose information was exposed when a server maintained by the comptroller's office was left open to the public. According to the report, the judge ruled that "the likely benefits of allowing the depositions to investigate a potential claim outweigh the burden or expense of the procedure."
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