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Another bank loses personal information

posted by:Anne Ko // 02:46 PM // February 27, 2005 // Digital Democracy: law, policy and politics

Another bank, this time in the US, is in trouble for the loss of computer backup tapes containing credit card information of its clients. The Bank of America has “lost” the personal information of 1.2 million federal employees, including some U.S. senators. Ironically, approximately 90,000 of the cardholders are employees for the Department of Defense. It is thought that the tapes are simply “lost in transit” and no evidence of wrongdoing has been reported as yet.

For the NY Times article, click here.

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The NYTimes article can be viewed, without having to sign in, by using this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/national/26data.html?ex=1267160400&en=cf3aa34cd484b8cc&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland (you'll have to cut and paste).

Cheers,

David
PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law
http://pipeda.blogspot.com

Posted by: David T.S. Fraser at February 27, 2005 04:53 PM

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