Friday, 18 January 2008

Secure data?

The government believes, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that they shpuld be entrusted to put your confidential medical data onto a huge new NHS IT system.

This (from the BBC) is the latest data loss story:

Hundreds of documents containing sensitive personal data have been found dumped on a roundabout in Devon.

Details of benefit claims, passport photocopies and mortgage payments were included in the confidential data.

The documents were found on Thursday at a roundabout near Exeter Airport by Karl-Heinz Korzenietz, from Dawlish.

At the same time the MoD said a latop containing the details of 600,000 people was stolen from a Royal Navy officer in Birmingham last week.

I was shocked and surprised that sensitive papers like this would be lost like that
Karl-Heinz Korzenietz

Mr Korzenietz said two months earlier he found similar documents to those found in Exeter. The Department of Work and Pensions said it was urgently looking into the matter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Department of Work and Pensions something to do with Peter Hain?