Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

July 13, 2015

Via: data-loss

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast of England.

The USB stick was discovered during an unrelated police raid, and is thought to be encrypted, according to a report by the Herald Scotland, which also quotes a formal letter from Barclays to affected customers.

The letter stated: “The data taken included information you provided in meetings with a Barclays Financial Planning adviser prior to 2009.

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