Monday, January 16, 2006

Bank tape lost with data on 90,000 customers

It would seem there is no end to these "Lost in transit tape" makes you wonder how much this was going on before the new disclosure laws came into effect.

A computer tape from a Connecticut bank containing personal data on 90,000 customers was lost in transit recently, the bank reported Wednesday. People's Bank, based in Bridgeport, Conn., is sending letters to the affected customers, it said in a press release. The tape contains information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers and checking account numbers. It was bound for the TransUnion credit reporting bureau, based in Woodlyn, Pa., via UPS, the release said.

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