TITLE

Unease and slack practice

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;11/27/2007, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the British HM Revenue & Customs' (HMRC's) practice of sending unencrypted, CD-based files on millions of child benefit claimants that put millions at risk of identity theft. It is commented that the direct cause of the breach is the lack of supervision of staff activities at HMRC. It is stated that the HMRC incident shows that government assurances about the security of citizen data may mean little or nothing in practice.
ACCESSION #
27963154

 

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