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 April 23, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Graham Cluley writes:

Nick Clegg, leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, has found himself in the middle of a couple of stories about data security with the UK election just a matter of weeks away.

British tabloid The Sun is reporting that Clegg’s secret preparations for a TV debate with Conservative rival David Cameron and incumbent Prime Minister Gordon Brown were left in the back of a taxi cab.

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Although a leak like this is unlikely to make much difference in the election campaign, it is another reminder of just how easy it is to lose information that you would prefer didn’t become public knowledge.

The Sun has quoted a spokeswoman for Mr Clegg asking for the dossier to be returned to them: “It is private property and we’d like it back, please.”

Meanwhile, in a separate story that may have data security implications, The Daily Telegraph is reporting that it has gained access to Nick Clegg’s personal bank account.

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