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Senator Santorum Praises Recovery of Stolen Laptop Containing Personal Data of Millions of Veterans

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Senator Santorum Praises Recovery of Stolen Laptop Containing Personal Data of Millions of Veterans

June 29, 2006
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement regarding the announcement made by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that the U.S. Government has recovered the stolen laptop computer containing the personal information of millions of veterans. The burglary occurred on May 3, 2006.

"I am relieved that the stolen VA laptop has been recovered, and I salute our law enforcement personnel for their efforts to help recover this computer. However, I remain concerned that the millions of veterans whose sensitive, personal data was stored on that laptop might have had their personal and financial data compromised. While there have been no reports of identity theft since the laptop was stolen last month, we must do everything in our power to continue to protect those veterans whose information was contained on this laptop. Our veterans have fought to defend our country, and it is our duty to ensure their security as they have so valiantly ensured ours. I am committed to working with any Pennsylvania veterans, and all my constituents, who may encounter identity theft."

http://santorum.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressOffice.View&ContentRecord_id=1907&Region_id=0&Issue_id=0

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