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Lost Hard Drive Exposes Organized Crime Details, UK Ministry of Justice Fined

26
Aug
2014

The Ministry of Justice in the UK has received a ₤180,000 ($298,500 / 226,000) penalty over the loss of an unencrypted hard drive that contained confidential information on organized crime connected to 2,935 convicts at the Erlestoke prison in Wiltshire, back in 2013. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) made this decision as a result of similar incidents occurring in the past, one example being the loss of a data storage unit with unencrypted data on it, containing details…

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