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Zurich security breach affects 51,000 customers




Zurich security breach affects 51,000 customers
Zurich security breach affects 51,000 customers



http://www.insurancedaily.co.uk/2009/10/22/zurich-security-breach-affects-51000-customers/ 

By Gill Montia
Insurance Daily
October 22, 2009

Zurich Insurance plc has announced that it has written to around 51,000 
general insurance customers and other parties in the UK regarding the 
loss of a back-up data tape in South Africa.

The tape, which also holds details of customers and other parties in 
South Africa and Botswana, was lost in August 2008 during a routine 
transfer to a data storage centre.

Zurich says its investigation have revealed deficiencies in the 
management of data tape security procedures.

The letters set out the recommended precautionary measures that 
customers can take as well as the steps that Zurich UK has in place to 
support policyholders.

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