Reply to post: Re: a national newspaper, which recorded the data

Remember that lost memory stick from Heathrow Airport? The terrorist's wet dream? So does the ICO

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: a national newspaper, which recorded the data

but is "recording" it legal?

That was my thought too. What penalty has ICO imposed on them? Or is there to be a prosecution under computer misuse? The stick serves as a proxy for the computer on which the data was kept.

I suppose the get-out is that the only evidence that a copy was made would be the operator's own evidence which would amount to self-incrimination and might not be allowed.

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