A report into how personal and financial details for 25 million people were lost in the mail has just been published.
As usual it is a failure of business process and management that has led to to this security breach.
The records were lost by a UK Government Department. Fortunately the independent consultant brought in to investigate decided against an upgrade in technology to solve the problem and will have to settle for the spin-off business of providing annual training for thousands of civil servants.
We can't let technology do the thinking for us.
Just because the data was on 2 discs rather than a truckload of paper print out doesn't make it less confidential. Perhaps all inter-departmental transfers of data should be on paper.That should ensure it is minimised and controlled. If you are a Government Department please do not hesitate to contact me for further advice on justenoughtechnology.
Be aware that I require cash payment since I can't trust you with my bank details