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Investigation information stored on a USB drive has been lost by Lothian and Borders Police




Investigation information stored on a USB drive has been lost by Lothian and Borders Police
Investigation information stored on a USB drive has been lost by Lothian and Borders Police



http://www.itpro.co.uk/610122/usb-drive-lost-by-police-was-not-encrypted 

By Abby Michaud
IT Pro
9 Mar 2009

A USB drive is missing from Lothian and Borders Police with details of 
hundreds of police investigations.

A police spokesman confirmed to IT PRO that Lothian and Borders Police 
are "unable to locate this "memory stick," which contains information on 
vehicle registration marks and other details used for police analysis."

The memory stick was last used by staff working within the Road Policing 
Division of Police Headquarters in Edinburgh and an intensive search is 
advancing quickly to find it. They will review how information is 
handled and transported within the organisation.

"It is understood that the information contained on the stick was not 
encrypted as it was information being transferred within a secure 
compound within Police Headquarters," the police spokesman revealed.

[...]


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