Uh oh, more laptops go missing...

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In the same week that Information Commissioner has been advising all and sundry that they can use their rights under the Data Protection Act to check out who is holding what in the way of personal information on them, comes the news that yet another government department has had a serious "lapse" of concentration where IT security is concerned

This week's department of shame is the Insolvency Service. Four laptops were stolen from its Manchester offices on the 18 September. As a result it has written to all those who it believes may be affected by the theft.

One laptop computer contained personal information about the former directors of 122 companies which had become insolvent. It also contains some information abo...

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25th Sep 2008 09:00

No room
The laptops with no data is easily explained if you consider that they had Vista installed ...


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By Anonymous
25th Sep 2008 08:22

RFID tags & signout
This is a 'no brainer' - have RFID tags & signout

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By JSJ54
24th Sep 2008 19:20

Not again!
This afternoon I was told that HMRC no longer accept faxed 64-8s from agents (in cases where HMRC have lost the original before actioning it) because HMRC lost "the two CDs". Seriously.

Time to don Superman outfits, christen ourselves "Accountants for Justice" and handcuff ourselves to Alistair Darling?

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