European Data Protection Digest

CPL Signs Undertaking

DATA THEFT—UK

May 27, 2011

A funeral financier has signed an undertaking with the Information Commissioner's Office, pledging to introduce data loss prevention software across it servers, Information Age reports. The ICO investigated the loss of details on 83,000 customers of Co-operative Life Planning (CPL), finding that a third-party service provider for the company improperly handled CPL data, making it vulnerable to theft. "The ICO's investigation found that the software support services provider had no authorisation to copy the data from the organisation's servers and failed to delete the information once the file had been repaired," said an ICO statement.
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