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People's Bank of Connecticut, 90,000 SSNs, UPS & TransUnion

A computer tape from a Connecticut bank containing personal data on 90,000 customers was lost in transit recently, the bank reported today.

People’s Bank, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is sending letters to the affected customers, it said in a statement. The tape contains information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers and checking account numbers. It was bound for the TransUnion LLC credit reporting bureau, based in Woodlyn, Penn., via United Parcel Service of America Inc. (UPS), the bank said.

From “Bank tape lost with data on 90,000 customers,” via Canadian Privacy Law blog. Maybe someone should make the credit agencies liable for accepting unencrypted tapes?

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