By Natalie Gentry
In response to the News’ story last week regarding the dumping of sensitive customer information, Dish Network, the parent company of Blockbuster sent this statement.
“We take our customers’ privacy seriously and we have established policies and procedures to protect customer information.
“Employees have been instructed to shred personally identifiable information that remains in a store when it closes.
“In this instance, shortly after a box that was designated to be shredded was inadvertently placed in the dumpster, the store manager realized the mistake and the documents were immediately retrieved and properly secured.