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Data security measures for Bord Gais




Data security measures for Bord Gais
Data security measures for Bord Gais



http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/1105/breaking2.htm 

By Elaine Edwards
irishtimes.com 
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 
compromised.

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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