18 October 2008

UK - RAF loses data on 50,000 personnel

The Royal Air Force has suffered a data loss that has reportedly put tens of thousands of personal records at risk. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that it is investigating the breach, which is believed to stem from the loss of three portable hard drives from an RAF base at Innsworth in Gloucestershire. The MoD said that two of the three drives contained RAF personnel records, while the third did not hold any sensitive information. The drives are reportedly carrying details on some 50,000 people.