COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC ) - The state Budget and Control Board has given its permission for South Carolina to seek out a contract to continue credit monitoring for taxpayers whose personal data was stolen in a hacking incident last year at the state Department of Revenue.
The board met for less than three minutes Tuesday and unanimously agreed to request bids for the new contract.
The company that wins the contract will provide credit monitoring services after the one-year, $12-million no-bid deal signed with Experian expires in October.
The General Assembly set aside $10-million for the new deal.
About 1.4-million people signed up for the current year of monitoring.
Some 6.4-million taxpayers and businesses had their data like Social Security and bank account numbers stolen in the hacking of state computers.