The personal information of about 600 employees of Ohio Masonic Home was on a laptop stolen from auditing firm Battelle & Battelle.
What was the response? Ohio Masonic Home notified employees in person and by letter. The organization will also provide them with credit-monitoring service.
Battelle and Battelle has met with clients to discuss how losses would be handled.
Details: Multiple letters of authentication are required to access the data on the machine.
Battelle was conducting the organization’s pension plan audit when the laptop was stolen from an employee’s vehicle.
Quote: “We feel that the chance of your data being accessed by an outside party is quite slim,” Battelle told the organization.
For help: A complaint can be filed with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft.
Source: Dayton Daily News (online), Nov. 17, “Laptop with workers personal information stolen from auditors“