A solution implemented where I work is that all staff need their ID card to print.
You send a print job then go to any printer and log into the printer via nfc "wave". You can then print out the jobs.
This solves the issue of people sending print jobs, then forgetting them and reprinting them multiple times. You can literally only print if you are physically at the printer.
It also cut down paper usage by nearly a half!
“There is clearly an underlying problem with data protection in social services departments and we will be meeting with stakeholders from across the UK’s local government sector to discuss how we can support them in addressing these problems,”
The underlying problem is that most staff, and more importantly managers, in the sector still think saying "I'm not very good at computers" and then chuckling is acceptable.
In my previous contract (which was in that sector), I was regularly asked by senior managers to remove the "annoying encryption" on their usb drives. They were unable to operate a basic encrypted drive and so thought it perfectly acceptable therefore to remove that encryption so they could easier access that data on their home pcs, which were more then likely jam packed with crapware and spyware anyway.
The head of the department also inststed that someone forward all her GSX emails to her non GSX email account as she "couldn't access it properly". This according to her was I.T's fault and she saw no problem in both giving an admin temp access to her gsx account and thaving the emails forwarded (copy and pasted and then sent) to a non gsx accoutn.
When this is the attiude of those who run the departments is it any wonder that such cock ups occur?
Sadly it is exactly these people who are meeting to discuss how to fix the issues.....
Forgive me if I don't expect them to be fixed in a hurry.