Update: Lone Star Steakhouse settles complaint by Kansas AG; management firm pay $200,000 for improperly dumping employee records
Back in March, I covered a breach involving Lone Star Business Solutions. Now KWCH reports that as a result of their news coverage and a resulting investigation by the Attorney General Derek Schmidt, LS Management, the management firm for Lone Star Steakhouse, will pay a fine of $200,000 – the largest consumer protection fine ever in Kansas.
The Topeka Capital-Journal provides more on the settlement:
Schmidt entered into a settlement this week with the management corporation for Lone Star Steakhouse, known as LS Management Inc. The attorney general’s office alleged that on or about March 21 the company threw thousands of employee files containing confidential employee records into unsecured dumpsters in an alley in Wichita and that the improper disposal violated state and federal privacy laws.
The dumpsters were either picked up and taken to a recycling company or left unsecured overnight. Many of the files contained employee records, such as credit reports, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and other personal identifying information.
Kudos to KWCH for their reporting of the incident.