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    London council loses thousands of kids' details

    Yet another case. When will the government and local government get a grip?

    London council loses thousands of kids' details ? The Register

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    When we start jailing the people responsible. Until there's real-world, demonstrable examples of personal liability backed up with convictions, they won't care enough.

    So if the person was told/trained not to do it and did it anyway, they go to jail. If their boss coerced them into doing so, they go to jail too. If they weren't trained / instructed, the person who should have ensured they were goes to jail.

    See the theme?

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    From next week the potential fine for Data Protection breaches will be raised from the current paltry £5,000 to £500,000.

    BBC News - Data losses to incur fines of up to £500,000
    Penalties for data breaches increase - Accountancy Age

    That might make it worth the courts' while to actually pursue prosecutions from now on. Currently it's far more hassle than it's worth.

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    @all:

    It beats me why staff need to take sensitive school data home when they have remote access to their work areas and Sims.

    But then that is the mentality of some folk they just don't learn or want to for that matter.

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    Until data protection is taken seriously by the folk at the top, this sort of thing will continue to happen.

    It's all good and well suspending the member of staff that took the data home, but there should be an Endpoint system in place that stops them from being able to do this in the first place.

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    right, so the only copy of this data was stored on a laptop and a usb stick??? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenwba View Post
    right, so the only copy of this data was stored on a laptop and a usb stick??? :O
    No, they have an encrypted database, but as with all encryption, as soon as someone decrypts data and makes a copy, the data is no longer encrypted. The user should not be able to make a copy of the data in the first place.

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