TX: Comptroller heads to court after security breach

John A. Salazar reports:

The Texas Comptroller faces her first legal hurdle after a year-long privacy breach resulted in the online exposure of 3.5 million Texans’ private information.

The Texas Civil Rights Project and Austin attorney Jim Harrington filed a petition against Comptroller Susan Combs in District Court.

The petition asks for Combs to go on record and answer 14 specific questions about how the privacy breach could have happened. Even if all 14 questions are answered, attorneys who filed the petition have little faith Combs can make matters better.

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