13 October 2008

More Data Losses? Yes, Please....

I’ve been asked to say a few more words about various recent data losses.

These losses are reported to me in various ways: one day a memo from the IT manager, the next a report in the news media, or as happened last week by EDS over dinner at Le Gavroche. In most cases the data is not especially sensitive, being limited to next of kin details, passport and National Insurance numbers, drivers’ licence and bank details, National Health Service numbers, medical records and child protection details.

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In each case we have followed established procedure and established enquiries. Each one is an isolated incident. Taken together the picture is that almost all of these leaked details had been leaked already, several times in some cases. Therefore no single leak can be regarded as particularly significant. We have established various call centres for people who wish to take part in consultation and feedback processes.

This kind of wit almost makes me look forward to the next data loss....

2 comments:

The Open Sourcerer said...

Hi Glyn, the link to the source is broken...

glyn moody said...

Thanks, fixed.