Friday, January 25, 2008

Unencrypted data in the post

Today's story of a cretinous government data giveaway is brought to you by... the Ministry of Justice. On the scale of government ineptitude this hardly ranks alongside the loss of 25 million child benefit details last year, nor the loss of a laptop containing unencrypted details of members of the armed forces - but it is still serious. A story in this morning's Daily Mail revealed that four CDs were sent in the post and included details on 55 defendants and other restricted information, "potentially including" highly sensitive details of alleged victims of and witnesses to crimes.

Read the article HERE.

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