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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Local Council workers digging into core ID card database

A couple of stories from the Guardian I wanted to mention briefly. One of them this story I saw on Henry Porter's Blog:

"The government must be quietly grateful to the distractions of August. Only Computer Weekly noticed that nine local authority workers have been sacked for accessing the personal records of celebrities, and their acquaintances held on the core database of the government's ID scheme.

This is a significant story because government ministers have always dismissed campaigners' claims that once all personal information is stored in a single database it will become vulnerable to abuse by those with access to the system. Ministers have repeatedly insisted that security will be absolute and that severe penalties will deter anyone tempted to read files illegally.

Not true. The magazine's website reported that the nine fired were among 34 people who illegally accessed information. Some were reprimanded, some resigned and some were sacked but none was prosecuted. Using a freedom of information request, Computer Weekly found that Cardiff and Glasgow Councils sacked people who had looked up celebrities in the customer information system (CIS) which is run by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and contains 90 million records. Various other councils sacked people for looking up their friends, their own details and in one instance, a girlfriends."

As I said on Henry's blog this is just the tip of the iceberg of this kind of thing unfortunately, but it's important to remember there is no such thing as 'right hands' and the 'wrong hands'. All of this stuff is just wrong in principle.

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