CPS Loses Unencrypted DVDs Of Child Sex Abuse Victims’ Interviews

Following news that the Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 by the ICO after losing unencrypted disks containing the recorded interviews of child sex abuse victims, Luke Brown, VP EMEA at WinMagic commented below.

Luke Brown, VP EMEA at WinMagic:

“Whilst all incidents involving the careless handling of sensitive data must be treated seriously, the nature of the content in this case simply ratchets up the severity of the CPS’ actions.  It defies belief that at a time when the issue of data privacy is uppermost in many people’s minds, organisations like the CPS are still seemingly playing fast and loose with our personal and sensitive information.  The irony is that preventing these incidents is simple.  The answer?  Encrypt the data so no matter where it is – on a DVD, endpoint, data-centre or in the cloud – only those who are meant to see the data, see the data.  Everyone else can take a hike.”

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