Loss of personal data.
An unencrypted laptop containing a database with child swimming lessons was stolen from a ground level office at a swimming pool.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all portable media devices containing personal data are sufficiently encrypted. These devices must be secured when not in use.
Reason for action
Despite several security devices and the rapid arrival of police officers the thief was able to remove the laptop and escape, as the laptop was left unsecured on a desk in a position where it could be seen from outside the office.
10 February 2012.