Last week, Experian – the company tasked with alerting South Carolinians when their stolen identities are being used following the Department of Revenue hacking scandal – decided not to bid for an extended contract on credit monitoring with the state. Instead they began using taxpayer data received from the no-bid contract Governor Nikki Haley gave them to solicit business from South Carolinians already victimized by the hacking scandal.
Yes, really, you read that right.
Vincent and other leaders around the state spoke out against the continuing failures by the Haley administration to protect victims of the hacking scandal. Now, respected newspaper editorial boards are also weighing in.
The Island Packet wrote a particularly appropriate editorial this week, saying “After a year, one would think state officials would be on top of events surrounding the huge security breach they were responsible for. Unfortunately, one would be wrong.” They point out that once again, Nikki Haley’s administration was “caught flat-footed” on data security.
The people and businesses of South Carolina deserve better.
Join us today to bring the repeated failures and embarassments of the Haley administration to an end. Together, we will elect a responsible leader who will put South Carolina first and create a more secure, prosperous future for families and businesses in our state.
– Andrew Whalen
Sheheen for Governor
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