Police seize laptop for sale with children's data

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 12:18 AM EST

Southend-on-Sea borough council in the U.K. is reviewing its procedures after a laptop computer containing social services case notes on local children turned up on the eBay auction Web site.

The council disposes of its used computers through not-for-profit organization Revitalise, which employs disabled people who work with IT technicians to recondition used computer equipment for cheap resale to schools and voluntary groups.

At Computerworld.

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