Lost or Missing

UK: Private Info Missing On Lost Disk

A good argument can be made not to count this as a breach, but the loss reminds us of the need to encrypt… A computer disk containing the details of 2,000 members of the British Council has been lost, it has been revealed. The details reportedly include names, national insurance numbers, salary and bank...

UK: Patient records on stolen laptop

An NHS trust serving people across south Wales has been criticised after a laptop with details of about 5,000 patients were stolen. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust was found to have breached data protection laws. The computer, which had patient medical records on it which were not encrypted, was stolen from an unlocked...

UK: Home Office guilty of data breach

The Home Office broke data protection laws when a contractor lost a memory stick with information on thousands of prisoners, a watchdog has ruled. The Information Commissioner’s Office said the Home Office must also sign a formal undertaking to improve its procedures for protecting data. A PA Consulting employee left the stick in an...

HK: Gov’t staffer might have left confidential data on bus

Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is following up on a possible case of confidential data leakage recently, according to a local media report. A person reported to the department that a USB thumb drive that stores internal guidance for the Hawker Control Teams of the department and personal information of some hawkers...

UK: Security probe after data breach at prison

Aasma Day reports: A security probe has been launched after a memory stick containing details of more than 6,000 prisoners was lost – with the password attached to it. The USB data stick was lost by a health worker at Preston prison. All 6,360 patients are, or have been, a prisoner at Her Majesty’s...