Safe in their hands (2)

Another convincing demonstration of babes-in-the-wood IT security:

Sensitive case notes on vulnerable children in Essex have been found on a computer sold on eBay’s auction site. Reports and details about fostering and adoption were found among 1,000 files on a £1.70 computer previously owned by Southend Borough Council.

The eBay customer said he feared the information could have got into the hands of people who prey on children…

“It was a sort of snap shot of documents from meetings to decide whether or not a child would go to a special school, details of whether they’d been physically or sexually abused.

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