Loss of sensitive personal data.
An unencrypted school laptop computer containing the personal and sensitive personal data of 984 pupils and 186 members of staff was stolen.
Undertaking issued to ensure that portable media devices and laptops containing personal data are suitably encrypted. Physical security measures must be adequate to prevent unauthorised access to personal data. Staff must be made aware of and trained to follow the data controller’s policy for the storage or use of personal data.
Reason for action
The laptop was unencrypted.
24 November 2009