Identity theft fears as a faulty laptop is resold on eBay

Another reminder of how much personal info winds up for sale on eBay – in this case, a defective laptop returned to the merchant who returned it to the manufacturer…

A London film maker has found that a faulty Acer laptop he returned to Sainsbury’s was sold via eBay to an American buyer – who contacted him to let him know he had access to his personal profile on the machine.

While the details of the case are not totally clear, a third-party contractor for Sainsbury’s has been suspended.

Read more on The Guardian. There’s no mention of the Information Commissioner’s Office being involved in any investigation, but this might be a good one for them to investigate.

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