Saturday, 8 August 2009

UK ID cards security - government rejoinder; & reaction to database violations

Some follow up on the story that UK ID cards can be hacked too easily, covering the government response:

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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