Friday, April 04, 2008

Another Data Shambles

Here we go again. This time it's Plymouth City Council.

A member of the public found the sickness records of 15 Plymouth City Council staff outside a local pub. Ironically the pub is called the Bar Ha! Ha!

The council have tried to say it's not a big deal but, as personal data should be secure, they are "taking this incident very seriously". Even so the authority claims it "has very strong procedures to protect data and its procedures are constantly under review". God help the people of Plymouth if the procedures weren't under constant review.

As government continues to look at more and more repressive ways to protect us from 'identity theft' it becomes ever more urgent that we protect ourselves from government, be it supra-national, national or local government.

1 comment:

T Bishop Finger said...

I used to support the Libertarian line on the legalisation of Firearms so that myself and law abiding citizens can defend ourselves, our families, and property from the mass of criminals NuLabour has spawned from it's bloated Welfare State. But now I feel I need to be armed to protect my personal details from the agents of the State, who will probably accidentially mail them to Lagos or Bogata instead of London or Birmingham.