Podcast: The CDs Are in the Post….Data Disasters and How to Avoid Them: The Seventh Data Protection Principle in Practice.

June 10, 2008

In Autumn 2007 the largest single loss of personal information in UK history hit the headlines after HMRC admitted that 25 million sets of child benefit claimant details, copied on to two discs, had gone missing in the post.

But before and since then there have been numerous other instances of security breaches involving clearing banks, retailers, public bodies and others which have created a climate of dismay and distrust amongst the public and consequent damage to the reputation of those organisations.

On the back of these data disasters, the Information Commissioner has now succeeded in securing stronger audit, inspection and enforcement powers, and stronger penalties, to tackle bad data protection practices.

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