Southend Council (my employer)informed us (by email) that our personnel records (nat ins no, date of birth, name, address, salary details, bank details and ethinic origin dets) were held on a laptop computer by an outside company that was helping us update our computer systems. This laptop was stolen from a car.
The implications of this are huge, identity theft, fraudulent credit applications, passports driving licences etc etc.
Do they seem to care? No of course not. There are a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of worried employees.
Why was the data on there in the first instance - why not use dummy records. Why was it not encrypted. The questions are endless.
Has anyone had anything similar happen to them?