European Data Protection Digest

Company Loses Tape Containing Billing Data

DATA LOSS—UK

January 22, 2010

Bill processing contractors have reported the loss of a data tape containing information from 12,799 NIE Energy bills, ITN reports. The Information Commissioner's Office was alerted to the loss of the billing information, which includes such details as names and addresses, but not banking information. "We fully appreciate that our customers will be concerned that any personal information regarding them is missing," says NIE Energy Managing Director Stephen McCully. "However, while we have not been able to locate this tape, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that it has fallen into the wrong hands."
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