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 contained
details of sexual abuse.

The computer was purchased by an eBay buyer in Surrey,
reports the BBC.

The council told the BBC that it has
set up an inquiry into the data breach, which came after the computer was
offloaded by the council as part of a recycling scheme.

The council told the BBC it was now
reviewing its recycling contract with a company in Essex.

The computer is now in the hands of the police, after being handed over
by the eBay buyer, and the council has set up a helpline for those potentially
affected by the data breach.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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