Friday, June 7, 2013

Council fined £150,000 over loss of 76 unencrypted laptops containing personal data and bank accounts of 20,000 people

A council has been fined £150,000 for losing unencrypted laptops containing personal data and bank account details of more than 20,000 people.

Two computers were stolen from Glasgow City Council premises in a breach of the Data Protection Act.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which issued the fine, found that the building was insecure because it was being refurbished and there had previously been complaints about a lack of security.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337301/Council-fined-150-000-loss-76-unencrypted-laptops-containing-personal-data-bank-accounts-20-000-people.html