Ca: Lost laptops shock watchdog

Gordon Kent reports:

Alberta’s privacy watchdog says he’s “stunned” by a report the city has lost an average of one laptop a month that could contain personal data.

Only half the 48 laptop disappearances over the last four years were investigated, and just once did officials look into whether a lost or stolen computer contained personal information, according to a report by city auditor David Wiun.

In that case, the computer stored resumes.

“I’m just stunned … I just don’t have words for this,” information and privacy commissioner Frank Work said Thursday.

Read more in the Edmonton Journal.

The audit report, Audit of Privacy Controls for Laptops & Tablets, November 3, 2009 can be found at

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