BoI 'Will Not Publish' Data Breach Report

Details relating to the theft of four Bank of Ireland laptops will not be made public, according to reports.

The bank has said it will not be publishing a report into the data breach, which it received today.

The report is the conclusion of a four-month investigation, undertaken by the Data Protection Commissioner.

The commissioner's findings were delivered to the bank's life assurance division this morning.

Between June and October last year four lap tops, containing the personal details of 10,000 people, went missing.

It is understood the computers were stolen. The information held on the systems included medical details, addresses and bank accounts of life assurance customers.

Bank of Ireland is said to have accepted the recommendations of the commissioner's report.

A spokesman said the firm had "taken a number of steps to increase the security on personal data, including the encryption of all laptop computers".

"There remains no evidence of fraud arising from these thefts and, despite the fact that any such threat is extremely remote, the Bank is maintaining its vigilance," added the bank.

A spokesperson for the Data Protection Commissioner said that the report "contains a number of recommendations regarding Bank of Ireland practices and procedures which we are satisfied that the bank has accepted".


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