By Caroline Madden
May 26, 2010
None of the four laptops stolen from Bord Gais last year - one of which
contained personal data on 93,000 customers - has been recovered yet, a
Joint Oireachtas Committee heard earlier today.
Chief executive of Bord Gais John Mullins told the Oireachtas Committee
on Natural Resources that he could not give "100 per cent assurance"
that the personal information on the stolen laptop will not fall into
the wrong hands in the future.
However, there is no evidence that anyone has accessed the data since
the incident, he said.
One of the laptops stolen last June contained details such as bank
account numbers and home addresses of people who had switched their
electricity supply from the ESB as part of Bord Gais "big switch"
campaign. Contrary to the company's policy, this laptop had not been
The State-owned energy supplier was advised by garda that this was an
"opportunistic" burglary, and "not someone looking for data", Mr Mullins
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