Thursday, 21 January 2010

But You Can Trust The Government With Your Data, Honest!

Magistrates have been left ‘terrified’ after their personal details were accidentally sent to a prison workshop.
D’oh!

9 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry for the state this government has left us in.

Mark Wadsworth said...

This is our best hope, really, that loads of financial, personal and health details of Those In Charge get leaked, hacked, lost, stolen and used against them in the most underhand and criminal manner possible. That'll teach them!

opsimath. said...

Surely, if you've nothing to hide...

Isn't that what they're always telling us?

John R said...

Whenever something like this happens comments about sauce and geese come to mind.

If all MPs and Lords, Local Councillers, senior quangocrats, Civil Servants and their families were made, by law, to be the first entrants on all these new, intrusive government databases with only the standard security to protect them (ie nothing special for their data) I think:

a) there would be fewer of these Stasi-esque creations
b) they'd all be a helluvalot more secure
c) far fewer laptops would get left on trains or in taxis

Anonymous said...

"All hard copies and electronic copies of the year book have since been destroyed and security measures tightened up."

Err, not sure I understand the point of this? I assume they mean all copies within the prison - not all copies.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Another confirmation that the universe is in fact, ruled by irony, not New Labour.

JuliaM said...

"I don't know whether to laugh or cry for the state this government has left us in."

I used to do both at the same time, but it got me odd looks in the office...

"That'll teach them!"

There was a certain amount of schadenfreude as I was posting this, it's true...

"Surely, if you've nothing to hide...

Isn't that what they're always telling us?"


Indeed! Tasty sauce for that particular gander, I feel, as does John R...

"Another confirmation that the universe is in fact, ruled by irony, not New Labour."

Heh!

Laurence said...

John R: c) far fewer laptops would get left on trains or in taxis

Perhaps all public sector laptops should be issued with 'wallpaper' that gives the name, home address and financial details of the individual's line manager.

blueknight said...

Don't panic, they will probably just roll them up and try to smoke them!

Half of the 72,000 prisoners in England and Wales have serious problems with reading, and four-fifths with writing, according to the Government......