NC movers get apology for data breach

The N.C. Utilities Commission is eating crow after inadvertently posting a Greensboro moving company’s confidential information online in violation of the commission’s own privacy policy.

The gaffe happens at a time when the commission has issued fines of up to $1,000 against more than 50 moving companies – and is threatening to yank their operating licenses – for failing to follow commission rules.

Commission Chairman Edward Finley Jr. last week apologized to Ray Moving and Storage for posting company owners’ Social Security numbers, birth dates and fingerprints from an FBI criminal background check. The moving company filed a complaint with the state Attorney General, demanding that the commission reprimand or fire the staff member responsible for the breach.

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