Enabling ID Fraud #3

About 26,000 staff at Marks and Spencer risk being the victims of
identity theft after a laptop was stolen containing their personal details.

The laptop was stolen from a printing company and contained the
employees’ names, salary details, addresses, national insurance numbers, dates
of birth and phone numbers.

The details were part of a database the firm keeps on staff who are
part of the Marks and Spencer final salary pension scheme.

The company is offering those affected by the identity theft threat
free credit checks to help monitor the situation.

The printing firm had the database to allow it to write to employees
about changes in the pension scheme.

Marks and Spencer said the laptop was stolen last month and was
password protected. It is not believed the data was encrypted however. The
company said it wrote to those affected two days after the theft.

(source).

For its lack of due diligence, this company is an ENABLER OF ID FRAUD.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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