Monday, December 24, 2007

Elderly face theft risk as bank data is lost

By Rosa Prince Last Updated: 3:11am GMT 24/12/2007

Thousands of pensioners have received an apology from the Post Office after bank details were sent to the wrong addresses, it was disclosed yesterday as the Government faced new embarrassment over the mishandling of confidential information.
In a blunder that has exposed the elderly to the risk of theft, 5,500 letters were sent following fears that monthly Post Office card account statements were dispatched to the wrong customers.
The revelation will raise fears about the loss of confidential information in Government departments.;jsessionid=IX0UU2LZKSI3XQFIQMFCFGGAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/12/24/ndata124.xml

1 comment:

Blue_and_White_Avenger said...

This is bad & there is a surfeit of (bad)news showing the sloppiness & negligence in handling data.
However, Israel like the UK has the sama problem: Ami Ayalon is "minister without portfolio".
One wonders - has his portfolio gone the same way as his laptop - missing with confidential data ?