UT: Disbarred lawyer’s client files with personal information found in dumpster

Mike Anderson reports:

David Shell is outraged.

Files containing clients’ Social Security numbers and bank account information were found dumped outside the former office of Thomas Rasmussen near 4700 S. Highland Drive. One of those files contained Shell’s information.

“I don’t believe it,” he said. “They should not be able to just take a receipt book and throw it in the garbage out behind their business.

“That’s still a valid bank account,” he said, looking at a ledger with his bank information from more than 10 years ago.

KSL pulled one box out of the Dumpster and then notified the Utah State Bar. It recovered eight more. Files in the boxes — all at least a decade old — were secured and are being destroyed.

Read more on Deseret News. And of course, the state breach notification law doesn’t cover paper records. How short-sighted.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.