Allstate Financial notifies clients that their personal information was on lost laptop

On July 25, Allstate Financial sent out letters to some clients, informing them that their personal information was on a laptop  that was lost by a Connecticut-based personal financial representative on May 23.

According to the letter, a copy of which was uploaded to Vermont’s Attorney General’s web site, the missing laptop was not reported to Allstate Financial until June 13.

Connecticut has always been somewhat persnickety about prompt notifications. I don’t know whether any Connecticut residents were affected by this breach (although it seems likely), but I wonder if Connecticut’s Attorney General will open an investigation as to why it took Allstate over two months to notify those affected.


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