UK: Stolen tapes contain sensitive data on Hampshire workers

Simon Carr reports in the Southern Daily Echo:

Confidential tapes containing the personal and medical details of thousands of staff from Hampshire firms. The tapes contained highly sensitive information including details ranging from illnesses to home addresses.

Thieves targeted a security van while it was transporting the tapes between offices to be backed up.

The stolen data includes information on staff from a number of companies in Hampshire including finance giant Skandia.

Thousands of people have received letters telling them their details were on the stolen tapes that were owned by the company Medisure which handles healthcare cover for a number of firms in the county.

While the stolen tapes are said to contain no financial information, they did contain employee names, home addresses, age, details of dependants, details of any health care claims and scanned copies of correspondence.

Full story – Daily Echo

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