Thursday, 7 April 2011

Missing memory stick found in Leicester council worker's lunch bag

A missing memory stick containing the medical and security details of thousands of Leicester residents has been discovered – in an employee's lunch bag.The device disappeared last month from the offices of LeicesterCare, the city council service which supports vulnerable residents.

But at the weekend it was discovered in a plastic carrier bag, thought to have been used by an employee to carry lunch to work.

The council faces a fine of up to £500,000 for temporarily losing the device, which holds information about 4,000 elderly and vulnerable people.

A spokesperson for Leicester City Council said: "We have continued our search for the missing data stick and, as a result, can confirm that it was found over the weekend.

My comment: Illustrates how much effort council officers put in to protecting your personal data, the same as protecting their lunch. 

Read the full story from the source This is Leicester

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