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Prince Charles ID theft scandal denied

Future king's personal data not on stolen laptop

A payroll company that lost a laptop containing the identities of 500 people has denied that Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, was among those whose personal information was on the computer.

Identities of 500 workers at the Eden Project were stored on a laptop stolen this month from the car of an employee of Moorepay, the Hampshire company that handles payroll for the centre.

Earlier this week, it was reported that banking details of Prince Charles had been on the laptop. According to The People, Moorepay does payroll for Charles' Duchy of Cornwall, an estate created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward, known as the Black Prince.

The People reported that Duchy payroll data, as well as Charles' bank account number and national insurance number, was on the stolen computer.

www.computerworld.com


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