Voters' details on stolen laptop

  peter99co 22:47 16 Nov 2009

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Not an old thread but still an old problem.

  User-1229748 22:58 16 Nov 2009

the statement from daniel goodwin is laughable.they leave the info on a portable could have come from "tim nicebutdim" himself.

  peter99co 15:32 17 Nov 2009

Daniel Goodwin, the council's chief executive, said: "I would like to apologise to residents and reassure them the council takes its responsibility to look after their personal data very seriously."

I don't believe him!

  Forum Editor 17:08 17 Nov 2009

which will determine whether further security measures are required."

Memo to St Albans City and District Council suggestions ref: the way forward:-

1. Save yourselves the cost of the investigation - further security measures are required.

2. Under no circumstances should a council laptop ever contain sensitive personal data. Laptops are designed to be carried around - on a train or bus,in a car, in a pannier on a motorbike, in a shoulder bag or backpack. It doesn't take an Einstein to work out that laptops are likely to be lost or stolen; they can simply be left in a train or bus by mistake, or they can be picked up by a passing opportunist thief. No council employee should ever be allowed to leave the premises with a laptop containing voters' personal data.

Message ends.

  peter99co 17:55 17 Nov 2009

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Any information which is voluntarily submitted, either by email or through online forms, will only be used for the purpose for which it is intended and will not be disclosed to any third party.

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