UK: Laptop with personal data of 24,000 people is stolen

More than 24,000 people in Hull and Leicester have had information about them stolen, it has been revealed. Training company A4e said the data was held on a personal computer of an employee which was stolen in “an opportunistic domestic burglary”.

A4e said the laptop, that was taken on 19 June in London, did not contain banking or credit information.


A4e delivers public services across a range of sectors, including employment and welfare, training and education and debt and legal advice. The stolen laptop contained names, postcodes, dates of birth and any possible awards made by a court.


The data relates to customers of two Community Legal Advice Centres (CLACs) operated by A4e in Hull and Leicester.

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