DWP plugs up electronic data leaks

Kable reports:

The Department for Work and Pensions has reported data leaks from paper but none from electronic devices over the year.

Its resources accounts (PDF) for 2009-10 reveal that in April 2009 it lost paper documents from its offices which contained the names, dates of birth, national insurance numbers and bank details of 145 people.

But the document reported no losses from electronic devices. This compares with one minor incident the previous year when an unprotected electronic storage device containing personal details, with the potential to affect eight people, went missing.

Read more on ZDNet (UK).

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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