|Attorney Muhammad Aziz|
The Houston Chronicle reported this morning that an attorney has filed the suit as a class action on behalf of the 1.2 million state of Texas employees, to include TDCJ, that were affected by the leak of everything from home addresses, and social security numbers.
"We are seeking the $1,000 statutory penalty for each of these individuals whose privacy was violated by the Comptroller," said attorney Muhammad Aziz, of the Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto and Friend law firm. The named plaintiff is Sherry A. McClung, a Lufkin school teacher stated the Chronicle.
Susan McCombs, the Texas comptroller, has stated that she is deeply sorry for the mistake that left the information online for viewing for over a year, and says that changes have been made to prevent it from happening again.