Loss of personal data.
Loss of an unencrypted USB stick.
Undertaking issues to ensure that all portable media devices used to store personal data are sufficiently encrypted and that policies and procedures on the storage, processing, transmission and disposal of personal data shall be reviewed and revised by no later than 1 December 2011.
Reason for action
Although much of the data on the USB stick was already available in the public domain it became clear during investigations that data protection training was insufficient and that encrypted memory sticks were not provided in those cases when more private data would have been stored.
03 November 2011.
View PDF of the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Undertaking (Via ICO Website)
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