On September 14, 2017, papers containing the personal information at issue were inadvertently put in one of the Organization?s general recycling bins, rather than the secured recycling bin. This is contrary to the Organization?s standard secure disposal procedure. Late in the evening of the same day, housekeeping staff disposed of the papers from the general recycling bin in an exterior, unsecured recycling dumpster. Early in the morning of September 15, 2017, an employee arriving at work noticed papers containing personal information behind the exterior recycling bin and contacted the Organization?s privacy team. The Organization secured the information and investigated the incident. The Organization speculates that the papers likely fell out of the recycling bin while unknown individuals searched for payable recyclables (bottles and cans).