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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

July 29, 2010  9:10 AM

Global village idiots

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consent, incidents, privacy, pseudonymity

The open season on Facebook (1 Jan - 31 Dec, no sniping on Sundays or religious holidays) continues with the sort of vigour that the media normally reserves for footballers' wives and anyone who's ever been in a talent show. Facebook brought some of this...


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...


June 10, 2009  1:08 PM

The Data Sharing Challenge – What Should the Public Sector Do?

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Data protection, Data sharing, incidents, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Data sharing has become one of the toughest technology topics for the public sector. Our strategies are being driven by the need to gather and exchange huge amounts of personal information within and between authorities. But the majority of the most significant data loss incidents of recent...


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...


January 27, 2009  3:02 PM

This should be plainly obvious

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incidents

From the BBC technology website - does the government not notice that databases have a habit of getting breached?


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...


November 21, 2008  12:46 PM

Please no – not another security inquiry

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incidents, privacy, Security

Tory MP Grant Shapps has used the Freedom of Information Act to discover that the government lost 53 computers over the last year, and is demanding an inquiry. If this claim is to...


November 11, 2008  7:52 AM

Another data loss?

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incidents

Newsbiscuit is reporting that a book containing the names and telephone numbers of hundreds of thousands of people has been discovered on a doorstep.

[Another classic from Newsbiscuit, which is...


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