659 laptops

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 22:40 | Posted in great britain | Leave a comment
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Another laptop has been stolen from an official of the British Ministry of Defence. This brings the number of stolen laptops during the past four years up to 659. The latest stolen computer had sensitive information stored on the hard drive.

It is just unbeliavable that confidential and sensitive information is widely allowed to be stored on devices like laptops, CD’s and memory sticks. The only sensible place for such information is a secured server that can only be accessed by authorized personnel. Downloading and recording anything from the servers must be stopped and made punishable. It is as simple as that.

With dickheads like that in charge of the British government’s data security I do not wonder that Brittons do not trust the per se good idea of a national ID card and e-government. How can you trust a government that keeps loosing vital data on laptops and other portable devices?

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