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21 November, 2007

Not all bad

Mainstream coverage of the HMRC data loss scandal has been widespread, so I'll simply make one observation.

If we now know that relatively junior staff working with confidential data apparently have access to removable storage media (how basic a security flaw is that?) and entire national datasets, and can readily get CD-Rs out of their buildings, wavering public acceptance of ID cards must have just evaporated.

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