Monday, September 29, 2008

Data Privacy - Official Charged, For Once, But Another Hole Found ...

The Cabinet Office official who left top-secret documents on a train in June is to be charged under the Official Secrets Act, according to the BBC. Usualyy they a) aren't looked for; b) aren't found or; c) aren't bothered.

The suggestion, is, of course, that all data leakages and losses (and there have been soooo many..) are generally the fault of careless commuters falling asleep on the 6.15 from Victoria. This nicely attempts to deflect attention from another leak of your data (okay, only if you live in West Yorkshire, but you get the point.)

I'd keep a fuller log of all these data losses but I don't have the time or the inclination. Besides, when they're happening faster than you can write about them - something is seriously wrong...