Loss of sensitive personal data.
An unencrypted USB memory stick used as a backup and transfer device by an employee was lost on the Isle of Man.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all personal media devices used to store or transport personal data are sufficiently encrypted.
Reason for action
The data controller acted swiftly to ascertain exactly what data was on the missing USB stick and appropriate support was provided to the effected subjects, No reports of adverse consequences from the data loss have been received.
18 January 2012.