City laptop with residents’ data stolen from library

The New Haven Register reports on a laptop theft that occurred on May 23:

A laptop used by an Elderly Services Specialist to input data for the Rent Rebate program was stolen recently from the Mitchell Branch Library, but there is no reason to believe anyone has accessed the data stored on the laptop, city officials said.

Just to be safe, however, the City has sent letters to the individuals in the Rent Rebate program whose personal information may have been affected, informing them of the incident and making them aware of steps they can take to take to protect against identity theft and fraud.

The City has contracted with AllClearID to offer identity protection to those in the Rent Rebate database at no cost.

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