Ie: Firm possibly lost 50,000 clients’ data

Una McCaffrey reports:

Phoenix Ireland, a life and pensions company, has admitted it may have lost the personal details of about 50,000 current and former customers. The possible data loss also affects a small number of people who contacted the company, formerly Scottish Provident Ireland, but did not take out a policy.

In letters sent this week, Phoenix told the affected individuals that a “tape” containing their personal data held on its systems had been misplaced.

It is understood that in most cases, this data, which was not encrypted, included customers’ names, addresses and bank account details.

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h/t, Daragh O’Brien.

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