Police Track Down Stolen Hard Drive
from the that-was-fast dept
Late last week we posted a story about a Canadian data management company (subsidiary of IBM) missing a hard drive that contained all sorts of private information from many many people. It seems that the police were pretty quick to pick up the scent, and have already tracked down the hard drive and the individual they say is responsible – though, little in the way of details are given out. At this point, they don’t believe that the data was used in any way, but they’re checking. I wonder how one checks on something like that. Just yesterday, it was revealed that even more private data was on the disk, including the tax information for 43,000 businesses in Manitoba. There is, not surprisingly, already a class action suit being formed against the data management company, ISM, for mishandling their hard drives. A number of ISM customer claim they’re evaluating other providers.
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I am not in favor of this data management company, but I wonder, how a company could be liable for a theft that they could *not* have prevented. Unless, someone can prove that company did not do a good job at prventing such things, a lawsuit does not have a good stand.