By Elaine Edwards
November 5, 2009
Bord Gais is to introduce new security procedures after it accepted it
was in breach of Data Protection legislation in relation to the theft of
details of some 93,000 customers on a laptop.
A report on the investigation by the Office of the Data Protection
Commissioner (ODPC) into the theft of four laptops from Bord Gais's
offices in Dublin's north inner city in June was published yesterday.
The laptops were stolen from Bord Gis offices on Foley Street in
Dublin's north inner city in the early hours of Friday, June 5th.
One of the computers was not encrypted. It was originally believed to
contain the banking details of about 75,000 people, but during the
investigation it emerged the details of 93,857 customers had been
The laptop contained details such as account numbers, home addresses and
branch details of people who had switched their electricity supply from
the ESB as part of Bord Gais's "big switch" campaign.
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