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Careless hands – the UK government loses one computer a week? Really?


According to a recent BBC report the UK government loses one computer a week. Along with 36 Blackberries, 30 mobile phones and four memory sticks. A week. Should we be surprised? Shocked? Flabbergasted? Or cynically shrug shoulders. Answers on a dunces’ hat please, to…

 A spokesman said all the incidents had been investigated and that all portable equipment was marked with an invisible dye to help deter or detect theft. There had only been one incident involving the loss of personal data, when some junior doctors’ details were made available by an outside contractor in breach of their guidelines, he added.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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