Saturday, January 19, 2008

MoD loses data of 600,000 would-be recruits

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 8:53am GMT 19/01/2008

The personal details of 600,000 people interested in joining the Armed Forces have been lost after a laptop belonging to a Royal Navy officer was stolen, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The latest data loss incident involving a Government department is potentially the most serious as recruits to the Armed Forces are targets for terrorists.
The laptop was stolen from a vehicle parked overnight in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham a week ago but the theft was only made public late last night.;jsessionid=TTKEZDIHHYZM3QFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2008/01/19/ndata119.xml

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