Daily Archives: May 8, 2007

Is MTAS and Jobsite one and the same – UPDATED

Update 8/5/07: Some 130 medical staff have signed a letter calling for a police probe into internet security breaches concerning junior doctors' personal details. Channel 4 News obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian … Continue reading

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Who exactly is looking after the shop?

Following the elections in the UK last week, we have a situation that I cannot remember ever having been encountered for the Union in its history.  We have a Scottish Parliament with lots of MSP’s, No First Minister, no-one in … Continue reading

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Enabling ID Fraud #3

About 26,000 staff at Marks and Spencer risk being the victims of identity theft after a laptop was stolen containing their personal details. The laptop was stolen from a printing company and contained the employees’ names, salary details, addresses, national insurance … Continue reading

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Enabling ID Fraud #2

A computer previously owned by Southend Borough Council containing case notes on vulnerable children has been purchased on eBay for £1.70. The case notes in around 1,000 files covered children across Essex and detailed fostering and adoption histories. Some files also … Continue reading

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In Russia, China and the USA — Permutations of Orwell's Nightmare Vision

NOTE: This post is a follow-up to World Press Freedom Day 5-3-07: In Russia and Philippines, Journalists Risk Their Lives; In USA, They Won't Even Risk Their Jobs   The truth will set you free. In the UK, it can … Continue reading

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Huge increase in UK laptop thefts in 2006

The problem of data loss and accidental disclosure is being fuelled by a rise in the number of laptops stolen in the UK, silicon.com can reveal. In recent months organisations such as the Nationwide building society, the Metropolitan Police, Worcestershire … Continue reading

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Australian NIR scheme is launched

Australia launches what is to become a National Identity Scheme, although at present it is called the Australian Government Online Service Point (AGOSP). It is interesting to note that it carries all of the same problem areas as the UK … Continue reading

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Orwells New World Order one step closer

The United States and the European Union have signed up to a new transatlantic economic partnership at a summit in Washington.   The pact is designed to boost trade and investment by harmonising regulatory standards, laying the basis for a … Continue reading

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