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Police Breached Data Protection Act

DATA LOSS—UK

June 21, 2010

The Information Commissioner's office has found Kent Police in breach of the Data Protection Act after personal data was stolen from the back of an officer's car, The Register reports. The data was stored in an unsecure briefcase in transit to the officer's home. Adrian Leppard, temporary chief constable of Kent Police, has signed an undertaking to improve policies, the report states. Kent Police staff transporting confidential data outside of the station will now use secure briefcases and storage facilities at home. Staff will also be trained in new procedures.
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