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Revenue pledges data security... by 2011




Revenue pledges data security... by 2011
Revenue pledges data security... by 2011



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/09/hmrc_data_security_progress/ 

By John Oates
The Register
9th January 2009

HMRC's latest report reveals the department hopes to have fully 
implemented the recomendations of the Poynter review into data security 
by June 2011.

Kieran Poynter of PWC was appointed to review procedures after the 
Revenue transferred 25 million people's child benefit records onto two 
unencrypted discs and popped them in the post. When they failed to 
arrive they were sent on another two occasions.

According to the autumn report HMRC is "to make best endeavours to 
implement the Poynter recomendations by 25 June 2011".

If you think this might be a rather leisurely response to the loss of 
details on almost every UK family in 2007, the report tries to reassure 
you.

The department said it had already made good progress in removing the 
ability to transfer data to USB sticks and CDs unless "there is a 
compelling business case".

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