Stolen RoadSafe Traffic Systems laptops put employee data at risk

RoadSafe‘s home page proclaims, “At RoadSafe, we are focused on roadway safety. Protecting people and property.” It is somewhat ironic, then, that RoadSafe employees had their data stolen on the road.

As reported to the New Hampshire Attorney General on November 26th:

On November 11, 2008, a laptop belonging to a RoadSafe employee was stolen from a rental car in Oklahoma City. On November 17, 2008, in a separate incident, a different laptop was stolen from a vehicle in Pennsylvania. The computers may have contained electronic data including names, social security numbers and addresses of RoadSafe employees.

The report did not indicate whether there was any security on either of the two laptops, nor how many employees were affected.

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