Safe in their hands (5)

From the Register:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has closed its online service for visa applicants from India while it investigates a security breach that made the personal details of visa applicants available online…

The security hole was originally reported to both VFS and the British High Commission more than a year ago but no action was taken.

The systems in Russia and Nigeria have also been taken down.

Damian Green, immigration shadow, said:

“This government cannot even run a simple online visa application system without betraying all the sensitive information. What hope has it got of protecting the integrity of the National Identity Card Register which will hold dozens of pieces of sensitive information of every adult in the country?”

Yes, or ‘ContactPoint’, or the eCAF system, which will hold the in-depth personal profile of 1 in 3 children – a darned sight more than ‘dozens’ of pieces of sensitive data.

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