Had the personal data of half a million inhabitants, the company employee loses USB
An employee of a company in Japan has lost a USB with the personal data of about half a million people.
The USB contained the names, dates of birth and addresses of the residents of the Japanese city where the person in question worked.
The USB also contained information related to taxes, bank account numbers and information on families receiving social security.
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The man had put the USB in the bag before an evening where he would drink in the city of Amagasaki, writes BBC.
He spent several hours drinking at a bar before losing his way, local media reported. When he returned, he realized that he was missing bags.
Japanese media NHK reports that the man, who is said to be in his 40s, works for a company which provides benefits to tax-exempt families.
For the sake of the husband, city officials said the data is encrypted and that so far there has been no sign that anyone has attempted to access the information.
Amagasaki Municipality said it will take care of information security, raise awareness of the importance of personal data protection and regain citizens’ trust