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Pinellas County Government Breach

Improperly disposed of documents from the County and State levels . . .

Branches of county and state government in Pinellas County Florida have improperly disposed of documents that contain citizens’ sensitive personal information.  The report states that Hundreds of documents were involved, and the inappropriate disposals may violate state and federal law.  “Citizens are forced to provide confidential information to the government,” said Bob Melton, the clerk’s audit director.  “So the government has a huge responsibility to ensure that information is protected and in these cases, it was not.”