Data Loss: Home Office Enforcement Action: ICO

The Home Office has been censored by the ICO for their handling (or lack of it) in August 2008, when prisoner details were lost on a USB stick, which were in control of the consulting company PA Consulting.

The news, released by the ICO on Thursday states that the Home Office was required to sign an undertaking, (signed by David Normington, the Permanent Secretary for the Home Office) in relation to future security of data.

This, similar to the undertaking by the HMRC for their data loss, shows that the ICO is starting to crack down goverments as well as the private companies.


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