Glasgow City Council slammed for losing 700 computers

Kathleen Hall reports:

Glasgow City Council has been slammed for losing more than 700 laptops and PCs in a probe into the body’s security malpractice.

The council has lost 256 unencrypted laptops and nearly 450 PCs. It also has a further 541 unencrypted laptops, according to an audit report.

The news follows the theft of two laptops in May, one of which contained bank details of 16,541 businesses and individuals. In 2009, Glasgow City Council also suffered a major data loss when it lost sensitive data containing information on local sex offenders,

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