Heathrow Fined £120,000 Over Lost USB Stick

The unencrypted stick, containing personal data on staff, was found by a member of the public before being handed in to a national newspaper

Heathrow Airport said it has begun a company-wide data security training programme after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined it £120,000 over an embarrassing data breach last year.

The ICO said an unencrypted USB stick belonging to a junior Heathrow staff member was found by a member of the public.

The stick contained sensitive personal data on people working at the airport.

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Source: Silicon UK