Loss of sensitive personal data.
A teacher’s bag containing an unencrypted memory stick was stolen.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all portable media devices used to store or transmit personal data are suitably encrypted. Staff must be made aware of and trained to follow the data controller’s policy for the storage, use, retention, or disposal of personal data. Memory sticks are not to be used in conjunction with “Report Assist” software to store or transmit personal data.
Reason for action
The memory stick was the teacher’s personal property and contained pupil reports.
15 April 2010