UK Liberty

Joined up government

Posted in accountability, database state by ukliberty on November 26, 2007

Data protection minister Michael Wills has said he was not told that two discs containing 25 million people’s data had been lost before an official statement.

He added he thought that “perfectly reasonable” adding: “I would expect … the responsible ministers first of all to discover the extent of the problem; and then to do whatever they could to put the problem right immediately.”

He also denied knowing anything about other data breaches reported in the newspapers – but said he had yet to ascertain all the facts.

The Earl of Onslow asked: “So there are lots of leaks and you know nothing about it – and you’re minister for data protection?”

(the BBC)

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