Security vow after children's details memory stick lost

Related Stories

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been told to improve its data security after a memory stick with personal details about 40 children in care was lost.

The unencrypted USB stick had no password protection and was found by someone in Hanley on 26 March.

There was a legitimate reason for the data to be on a mobile device but more security was needed to protect it, the Information Commissioner's Office said.

The council has agreed to better train its staff how to handle sensitive data.

A member of the public gave the social services' USB stick to journalists who handed it back to the council.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Stoke & Staffordshire



17 °C 11 °C


  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900-year-story behind the creation of a UK parliament

  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

  • Tesco signBest before?

    Has Tesco passed its sell-by date, asks Richard Anderson

  • Agents with the US Secret Service, such as this one, are responsible for guarding the presidentHard at work

    White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.