N. Texas Company Posted Private Information Online

April 27, 2007


A North Texas company posted online the private information of hundreds of job applicants, NBC 5 reported.

Couriers On Demand, run by Kyle Bowers, made available for public viewing names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and drivers license numbers on its Web site, NBC 5 reported.

Bowers, who is also a registered sex offender, sent a statement to NBC 5 that he collected the data with good intentions, and that he published it accidentally and has since removed it from the Internet.

Attorney Cami Boyd, who specializes in data privacy, said the company should have been encrypting its data behind a secure firewall. Without taking those precautions, she said, it is in violation of state law and federal law.

Identity theft experts warn consumers that they should be careful about providing personal information to unfamiliar organizations.

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