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[Dataloss] TX: (update) Not all officers told about theft of laptop with personal data

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Wed Jun 27 2007 - 13:17:57 CDT


(previous story here: http://attrition.org/dataloss/2007/05/tcleose01.html)

From: MKEVHILL_at_aol.com

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6701764&nav=1TjD

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - When a laptop containing the personal
information of law enforcement officers in Texas was stolen, not all
officers were properly notified.

Productivity Center told the state's law enforcement agencies of the theft
last month at a Houston office. It left the information up to each agency
to tell officers. But many officers say they received word through the
grapevine and not from official channels.

The laptop contained files with the Social Security numbers, driver's
license numbers and other sensitive information for the roughly 230,000
licensed Texas peace officers.

So far, it seems the thieves didn't know what was in the laptop.

Mike
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