European Data Protection Digest

Nuclear Company Launches Investigation Into Lost USB

DATA LOSS—UK

October 22, 2010

A nuclear processing company has begun an investigation after one of its USB devices was found in a hotel room, eWeek Europe reports. The USB device was reportedly unencrypted and included details of a proposed workforce transfer and information related to a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Experts have praised the company for launching an investigation but caution about the implications for such a breach, the report states. The breach falls under the jurisdiction of the Information Commissioner's Office, which has warned organisations that they could face sanctions if they do not notify the office of such incidents.
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