Loss of sensitive personal information.
An unencrypted memory stick containing social service records for 40 children was found by a member of the public. The memory stick was not password protected either.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all mobile media devices are sufficiently encrypted and that staff are made aware of policies relating to the use and storage of personal data.
Reason for action
Although there was a legitimate reason for the data to be on a memory stick the one used was not an approved encrypted device.
22 November 2010