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Safeboot disputes the logic for not centralising child database.

SafeBoot : 22 February, 2008  (Technical Article)
Data protection in transit poses the largest concern for databases due to lack of encryption rather than the security of the database at rest according to Safeboot.
The Government is facing mounting pressure to scrap a national database containing details of every child in England, following a Deloitte and Touche report that claims the database could never be secure.

Kim Camman, marketing manager at mobile device encryption specialist SafeBoot, a McAfee company comments:

"It is incorrect to assume that data stored on one central database will present a bigger threat than data held on disparate and disjoined databases which are currently held by the health, education and social services. It would appear that we have already forgotten one of the real reasons behind the most recent HMRC, DVLA and the Crown Prosecution Service.

"It is unencrypted information in transit that presents the biggest threat. Having one central database is likely to be far more secure, as it will allow all parties to access it in a more secure way. The other benefit is that it will significantly reduce the need for the sensitive information to be stored on multiple mobile devices and transported between departments.

"In theory, the purpose of this centralised database that allows health, education and social workers to share information about young people is a great idea. If the database is managed and protected properly with strict security protocols and policies, and all employees are educated in these procedures, it should make a significant difference to improving child protection."
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