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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Wed Jul 22 2009 - 12:21:15 CDT
Page last updated at 10:39 GMT, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 11:39 UK
HSBC fined for personal data loss
The FSA said HSBC Life had lost a CD containing 180,000 customers' details
Three HSBC firms have been fined more than 3m for failing to adequately
protect customers' confidential details from being lost or stolen.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) said customer data had been lost in
the post on two occasions.
The firms concerned are HSBC Life UK, HSBC Actuaries and Consultants, and
HSBC Insurance Brokers.
HSBC said it regretted the breaches, adding that no customer had reported
any loss from these failures.
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