Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Discs with 15m bank details lost by Revenue

What happens when you put sensitive data about tens of millions of individuals into centralised government databases with atrocious security controls? Go on, take a wild guess

Thank goodness the government isn't making a similar mistake with highly sensitive information about all of the UK's children. Or everyone's medical records. Or indeed, everyone's entire identity.

More from Ross Anderson.

UPDATE: The government has now admitted that 25 million individuals' data was lost. I spoke tonight about this on Newsnight.

UPDATE 2: Also spoke to Five Live, BBC Radio Wiltshire and Fox FM on this.

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