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Latest public data loss involves driver and vehicle licensing.

Lumension Security : 11 December, 2007  (Technical Article)
Latest high profile disk loss indicates ease with which confidential data can fall into the wrong hands if the data isn't handled in the way that it should.
The Department of the Environment has confirmed that two non-encrypted computer discs containing names and addresses of 7,685 Northern Ireland motorists have been lost in the post. The material had been sent from the Northern Ireland Driver and Vehicle Agency in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea, according to media reports.

Alan Bentley, Regional VP of Lumension EMEA (formerly PatchLink) comments:

"This latest security blunder will no doubt undermine consumer confidence. Unless decisive and effective measures are taken to protect data leakage, exposure to identity theft will get worse. Unfortunately, even the most vigilant consumers are not immune - it is no use shredding your personal details, if they keep ending up lost in the postal system.

"However, taking control of data leakage is no mean feat. Government departments everywhere need to establish and enforce device control policies that assign permissions to individuals and devices. It is simply no longer enough to write a computer security policy and expect employees to adhere to it.

"The proliferation of data loss due to the inappropriate or sometimes criminal use of removable media devices has reached alarming levels and these publicised incidents are becoming commonplace. The only way to eliminate data loss from removable devices is to take control of the flow of inbound and outbound data from your endpoints and encrypt the data during transmission."

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