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Zurich loses 51,000 clients' data

Swiss insurer Zurich Financial Services said it had called in auditors KPMG to investigate after details of 51,000 UK customers were lost at a data storage centre in South Africa. There is no sign so far the information has been misused by fraudsters, Zurich's UK subsidiary said. KPMG will investigate the incident and will also advise on strengthening Zurich's data security procedures, the company said, adding it had informed the Financial Services Authority.