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Police Chief To Oversee Logs Following Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 30, 2013

Following a breach, a Massachusetts police chief says any local police logs to be posted online will have his personal stamp of approval on them, The Lowell Sun reports. Littleton Police Chief John Kelly says human error led to the release of data on more than 100 individuals earlier this month. The data included names, dates of birth, addresses and Social Security numbers of individuals who had been in contact with police during a six-day period. Those affected have been notified. Meanwhile, a recent survey has found that nearly two-thirds of data breaches are “due to lost paper files and portable memory devices.”
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