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Device Losses Lead to Inquiry

DATA LOSS—UK

April 15, 2013

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into the BBC’s recently reported loss of 785 devices, reports V3.co.uk. An ICO spokesperson said the office had not been informed of the incident, but it will “be making further enquiries into the loss of this equipment to find out the full details.” A freedom of information request revealed 399 laptops, 347 mobiles and 39 tablets lost or stolen at the BBC, which the report states is “probably low” for an organization of its size. The BBC told V3 that it has no official figures on how many devices have been issued to staff.
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