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[Dataloss] Personal Info of Supermarket Chains' Former Workers Lost
From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Sat Jun 03 2006 - 12:19:23 CDT
A laptop computer containing the pension data of former employees of
supermarket chains Stop & Shop, Giant and Tops, including their Social Security
numbers, was lost during a commercial flight, according to the supermarkets'
The U.S. subsidiary of Dutch parent company Royal Ahold and a contractor whose
employee lost the computer early last month declined to say how many former
supermarket employees were affected.
The former employees were notified by letter last week. The letter said the
missing information is used to determine benefit eligibility. It included
names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, benefit amounts and related
administrative information, the letter said.
A spokesman for Ahold USA said Friday that there were no indications that any
of the missing data had been misused, although the case remained under
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