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HMRC Laptops Stolen: Your Data

by | 5th, December 2007

DIZZY notes that after the loss of data: “HMRC laptops stolen at rate of four a month”:

According to the Treasury minister Jane Kennedy, in the last 11 months they have been 45 laptops stolen from HMRC offices (16 of which were from a break in). There have alos been three laptops stolen from the Treasury during the same period.

This doesn’t just raise questions about the trustworthyness and integrity of the staff bveing employed, but given the entire Child Benefit database was put on two cds, how much information might have been lying around on all the stolen laptops?

Whilst on the subject of HMRC, I just received an acknowledgement for an FoI I submitted. The end of the email says,

“HM Revenue & Customs computer systems will be monitored and communications carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system and for lawful purposes.”

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