As if things weren't going badly enough for FairPoint Communications this year, the company admitted this week that a portable storage device containing some personal employee data has been unaccounted for since April 8. The device contained information pertaining to about 4,400 current and former employees, but no personal info about customers, according to the company. While the company is investigating, an Associated Press report says that none of the data has been "improperly accessed." FairPoint said it already has taken action against an employee who failed to follow company security policies.
- Forbes has this Associated Press story
New England regulators have imposed new requirement on FairPoint
FairPoint claims New England operations will return to normal by June