Law firm notifies clients after laptop stolen on trolley

The California law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is notifying clients after a personal laptop belonging to a member of the firm was stolen while the attorney was on the MTS Trolley in downtown San Diego on April 23.

Since that time, the firm has been working with law enforcement but, to date, they have been unable to locate or recover the stolen laptop computer.

According to the notification letter signed by James H. Palmer, their General Counsel:

Working with outside computer forensic experts, we have confirmed that the laptop may have contained confidential information. We believe based on that investigation that the laptop contained personally identifiable information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and social security numbers. The laptop did not contain driver’s license numbers but may have contained certain financial information and/or medical records of individuals. We have no reason to believe that the laptop was stolen for the information it contained. We also have no information indicating that this information has been accessed or used in any way.

Those being notified are offered free credit monitoring and protection services with ID Experts service, MyIDCare.


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