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Parliamentary recommendation on data security.

PGP (GB) : 17 December, 2007  (Technical Article)
PGP Corporation welcomes statement from UK Government on the need for improved data security following the loss of data from two Government bodies in recent weeks.
Following the recent HMRC data breach, and in light of a newly announced data loss at the Driving Standards Agency, Alistair Darling has made a statement to parliament which includes recommendations as to how data security will be tightened up across Whitehall.

Jamie Cowper, Director of Marketing EMEA at data protection expert PGP Corporation, has made the following comments in response:

"While it is clear that this serious breach should never have been allowed to happen in the first place, it's good to see the Government not only hold its hands up and admit fault, but also start to take measures to ensure that such an event never happens again.

We are also pleased to see the Government introducing a Whitehall-wide ban on storing data without adequate security such as encryption. However, while such a ban is definitely a good place to start, the real key to effective data protection is the managed enforcement and automation of security policies, because it's unrealistic to expect civil servants to safeguard data simply on their own initiative.

The implementation of such policies is sure to be a lengthy and ongoing process - but following such a high profile and potentially disastrous loss, the Government really has no choice but to ensure that all security procedures are overhauled in order to protect against further systemic failures."

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