Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ministry of Justice loses peoples bank details?

According to the the Ministry of Justice's 2007-08 resource accounts they lost discs containing 27,000 supplier records, including supplier name, address and in some cases bank details. The MoJ then took no steps to notify those who's data had been lost. Reported by Kablrnet, apparently the DWP has been cocking up aswell.
In its resource accounts, the Department for Work and Pensions revealed three data losses, all of names, addresses and national insurance numbers, affecting in total more than 16,800 people.

The incident affecting most people took place in December 2007. It involved the unauthorised disclosure of data on 9,000 people and saw the department notify law enforcement agencies.
The words endemic, systematic, and failure spring to mind.

1 comment:

Elusive Pimpernel said...

It's the worst of all possible worlds.

Incompetent security and practices combined with a cover up and bury attitude, as opposed to rapidly inform, when mistakes happen.