European Data Protection Digest

Laptops Stolen, Commissioner Investigates

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

February 4, 2011

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has launched an investigation into the theft of 10 laptops from the Revenue Commissioner's office, reports Business & Leadership. Commissioner Hawkes will look into whether the stolen laptops contained any sensitive data and, while they were encrypted, determine if the security measures were sufficient to protect the data. The report states that three men are understood to have been part of the theft, which occurred last week.
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