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August 25, 2010  8:50 AM

You can outsource responsibility, but not accountability

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.ico, data breach notification, Data protection, incidents

Yesterday saw an announcement by the Financial Services Authority that the UK arm of

January 21, 2010  7:47 AM

Magistrates’ details sent to prison

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data breach notification, incidents

The BBC reports that the magistrates' yearbook for Norfolk was accidentally sent to a Category D prison for printing, thereby potentially exposing information about all of Norfolk's magistrates to the prisoners. Whilst the details do not...


March 12, 2009  8:03 AM

Police Intelligence Fails on Data Transfers

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data breach notification, incidents, privacy

The BBC is reporting that a number of police authorities have admitted to data loss incidents and misuse of police computers by staff. Of these, the most disturbing is an incident involving Gwent Police, where a CD containing personal details of 2,300 crime victims went missing in the post. The...


February 10, 2009  9:16 AM

Woolies was using bargain basement payment security?

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data breach notification

The excellent Datonomy blog has pointed out an article in the Daily...

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January 23, 2009  7:28 AM

Home Office punished for prisoner data loss

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.ico, data breach notification, incidents

The Home Office has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner for last year's loss of 84,000 prisoner records on a memory stick issued to contractor PA Consulting. This is an important decision by the ICO, since it...


January 12, 2009  1:08 PM

More reckless data loss from HMG

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data breach notification, incidents

The Telegraph reports that Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has lost a data...


October 10, 2008  6:51 PM

100,000 – a magic number…

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data breach notification, incidents

Clearly 100,000 is the data loss number of the day - first EDS admits to losing details of 100,000 MoD personnel, then Deloitte confesses to losing a laptop containing details of its...


September 17, 2008  8:40 PM

Farcical data breach notification laws

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data breach notification, incidents, privacy

MEPs are set to approve the data breach notification component of the forthcoming European ePrivacy Directive. The new provision will make it mandatory for website providers to disclose to...


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