Some follow up on the story that UK ID cards can be hacked too easily, covering the government response:
- ComputerWeekly reports government rejoinder on the technology - hmm, remember what I said about "La la la"?
- Robin Wilton - "Home Office dismisses ID Card hack" and "Home Office dismisses ID Card hack") (same post on two different blogs) also reports on the Home Office response and then analyses their response and the security issues (I don't mention his blog posts just because he was nice about this blog!)
And on government employees illegally accessing government databases, while some local authority staff were dismissed or disciplined for snooping in the Department of Works & Pensions' Customer Information System database, none of the councils involved are going to initiate any prosecutions against the employees concerned.
In order to reassure citizens that UK government authorities take the security of people's personal data seriously, a lot more will have to be done.
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