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Stolen city laptop recovered; workers' personal data not accessed




Stolen city laptop recovered; workers' personal data not accessed
Stolen city laptop recovered; workers' personal data not accessed



http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/latest/434816 

By Dean Mosiman
Madison.com
Jan 26, 2009

An oversight by the city of Madison's personnel office is why Social 
Security numbers of 300 to 500 city employees were stored on a laptop 
computer stolen Friday from an office in the City-County Building.

The laptop was found about two blocks from the City-County Building on 
South Hamilton Street and turned over to police Monday morning, who 
determined late in the afternoon that no sensitive information was 
accessed.

The theft, however, put a scare into many and raised questions about 
city security of personal information.

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz expressed concern about the incident and ordered a 
review of security specific to the situation, spokeswoman Rachel 
Strauch-Nelson said.

The city laptop was taken from a "relatively secure location" in the 
fifth-floor Human Resources Department offices in the City-County 
Building, Wirtz said.

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