Ca: Pension data of former city workers stolen

CBC News reports:

A stolen hard drive containing pension data for about 800 former City of Ottawa employees will likely never be retrieved, according to the company that was handling the information.

New York-based Towers Watson notified the city of the breach after the hard drive disappeared from an office in the Philippines.

Towers Watson had been hired by the city to evaluate pension funds and was in the process of transferring the unencrypted data to a new computer system where the data would be encrypted.

But in May they discovered the hard drive missing from a safe.

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I wonder how many employees will be shocked to hear that their data were in the Philippines. And why were the data unencrypted? Had the city provided it in encrypted files or unencrypted?

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