Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Incident: Car thief drives away with personal data

What can possibly go wrong when you get out of your car, leave the door open, leave the engine running and leave personal information about job applicants in the car while you use the bank machine? Not too hard to guess what happened next in Bellevue, Wasthington:

kingcountyjournal.com - Car thief drives away with personal data:

"The woman was also a Bellevue Parks Department employee, and in her car were records of Washington State Patrol background check on some 20 people who had recently applied for jobs.

Those files, said Bellevue Police Officer Michael Chiu, contained ``Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, names -- you name it. Definitely a lot of sensitive personal information.''..."

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