Loss of sensitive personal data.
Approximately 33,000 records.
An unencrypted laptop was stolen from a retinal screening vehicle.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all portable media devices used to store or transmit 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, use, or disposal of personal data.
Reason for action
The vehicle was left unlocked and unattended during the theft.
14 December 2009