Can we trust them with our data?

Another disaster waiting to happen

No we can'tNo we can't

The children's cartoon character Bob the builder gave us the line -”Can we fix it”? To which the children and not a few adults would reply “yes we can”! Well there's confidence for you!

It's now clear that at least 34 people have been illegally looking at information held on central government databases to which local authority workers have access; only 9 were sacked and none prosecuted. We learn this from a story at first doing the rounds of the IT specialist press, but now spreading out into the mainstream media.

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