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The Department for Work and Pensions has reported data leaks from paper but none from electronic devices over the year. Its resources accounts for 2009-10 (pdf) reveal that in April 2009 it lost paper documents from its offices which contained the names, dates of birth, national insurance numbers and bank details of 145 people …

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Accidental paperless office

"Accidental paperless office"

Haha! What happened, did they leave the windows open on a windy day or was it a case of "Dog ate your benefit claim"!

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This is good, although I would be astonished if the figures were correct. They seem incredibly low. If they're doing things so that don't lose large amounts of data in an incident, that alone is a huge improvement on other Government Departments.

Of course, the super-loss cases pump up the amount of information lost without needing a large number of incidents. And they get noticed. Maybe my doubts come from that.

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