(follow-up) UK: St Albans laptop theft warning

Alex Lewis reports:

Security measures to protect people whose personal details were on a laptop stolen from the district council offices are soon to lapse, an opposition councillor has warned.

After a laptop containing names and addresses of thousands of St Albans postal voters went missing in October last year, the council registered the details with a security system known as CIFAS.

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His questions have also revealed that five potentially fraudulent transactions involving St Albans people whose details were stolen have been highlighted by the system.

Read more on St. Albans Review.

Coincidence or not? With so many data breaches, it’s often difficult to attribute any one case of fraud or ID theft to a specific incident, and it’s not like there are a huge number of reports here. Should the council extend the coverage? What do you think?

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