Truth 6 Dumpster diving for profit

In the previous Truth, I spoke about what people throw away when they are at home and the risks that come with it. However, those risks are nothing compared to what my coworkers and I have discovered while dumpster-diving throughout the years. While many states have started prosecuting companies for discarding consumers’ confidential information insecurely, it seems the majority of the world has simply not paid attention.

In early 2007, Radio Shack allegedly dumped more than 20 boxes containing private information for thousands of customers. A man rummaging through the dumpster found the boxes and reported it. In April, the State of Texas filed a civil law suit against Radio Shack for allegedly exposing its ...

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