By Gill Montia
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
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