Laptop stolen from Family Planning had no sensitive information

PORT ANGELES – A laptop computer was stolen from Clallam County Family Planning over the Christmas holiday, but the portable computer did not contain any sensitive information about the agency’s clients.

Executive Director Sandy Allen said Thursday the computer had no information about clients and was used exclusively for giving presentations.

A projector was stolen at the same time.

In 2006 there were a series of high-profile cases where laptops containing thousands of Social Security numbers and other sensitive information were stolen from Boeing, the Department of Veteran Affairs and others.

“We’re actually fortunate that that’s not the case,” Allen said.

“There was nothing stored on it of any consequence, I’m happy to say.”

However, the loss of the computer has put a crimp on the ability of the nonprofit United Way agency at 1106 E. First St. to conduct educational presentations.

“This was a huge loss to our agency,” Allen said.

In 2006 the agency talked to more than 12,000 people in classroom presentations, support groups and other settings, Allen said.

The two-year-old Hewlett-Packard computer and ViewSonic projector were bought for $3,500, Allen said.

“We wrote a lot of grants to get it,” she said.

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