UK Liberty

Prison staff unhappy with recent data loss

Posted in database state by ukliberty on September 8, 2008

The Register:

The latest unfortunate UK government data leak – the escape of details of an estimated 5,000 prison officer and admin staff after private contractor EDS mislaid a sensitive portable hard drive – has sparked a strike threat by prison workers.

As with last year’s infamous child benefit data loss, the government department involved reckons that the physical media involved has been lost rather than stolen. The 500GB drive hadn’t been seen since July 2007, but nobody realised this until the data was needed again early in July. …

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