The first of yesterday’s data debacles:
Hundreds of documents containing sensitive personal data have been found dumped on a roundabout in Devon. Details of benefit claims, passport photocopies and mortgage payments were included in the confidential data.
The personal details of 600,000 people who had expressed an interest in joining the armed forces have gone missing after a laptop belonging to a Royal Navy officer was stolen, the Ministry of Defence said last night.
In another breach of government security, police are investigating the theft of the laptop, which was stolen from a vehicle in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham this month and contained, among other information, passport, and national insurance numbers and bank details.
It’s time to give your MP a nudge about signing up to the Contactpoint Early Day Motion.