It seems that every week there is another story in the press regarding what can only be described as disturbing cases of data loss. This week’s story concerns a report completed by Big Brother Watch of 1,035 cases where data has been either lost or stolen from local councils throughout the UK between 2008 – 2011. This can only be a case of unforgivable incompetence on their behalf when handling citizens data seemingly protected under UK law.
So why don’t we just sack everyone that had anything to do with this embarrassment so we can all sleep well at night, safe in the knowledge that our data is now protected by sensible, responsible professionals.
Sounds good and reading some articles in the press this is the typical response. However, I wouldn’t be so quick to condemn anyone just yet. While these figures are certainly alarming, even more so when looking at the types of data loss involved there is still a lot of information which is unknown. For instance, one particular case involves a lost mobile Continue Reading