Texas Comptroller Ducks Deposition Over Data Breach

Law360, Dallas (August 29, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday blocked a civil rights advocacy group from deposing the state comptroller about a 2010 data breach that published online personal information about millions of Texans, saying the agency has governmental immunity.

In a split decision, the Austin Court of Appeals dismissed a request from the Texas Civil Rights Project to take a presuit deposition from state comptroller Susan Combs about the breach, which put the addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 3.5 million Texans on a...
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