Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Departments deny memory stick risks

From Kable: Departments deny memory stick risks
"The departments of health and transport have denied a report that they allow staff to use USB devices to transfer unencrypted information

In a report on 12 January 2008, the Financial Times said that information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and passed to the newspaper shows that the Department of Health and the Department for Transport are still allowing employees to download unencrypted data to UBS memory sticks.

But a spokesperson for the Department for Transport told GC News that this was untrue."
Thanks to Glyn at ORG for the link and check out ORG's wiki page on UK privacy debacles of recent years. It gives a good indication of how widespread poor electronic data management practices are.

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