People voted for this.
The investigation by The Daily Telegraph has led to renewed criticism of the delayed £224 million computer system, which is meant to protect young people by creating a single register of their contact details.
In November the Government declared that a pilot phase involving 20 councils and charities had been a success, and that the project will be taken up nationally.
Hey – it must all have tested fine then.. you know.. processes, security, backup & recovery etc.
But there have been at least three security breaches so far, in London, Staffordshire, Peterborough and Surrey, according to details obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
One “serious” breach involved two staff at Westminster City Council, where many politicians and public figures live, losing details of children that had been originally stored in an envelope.
Oh dear, what a shame.
An official report admitted February’s incident had been a “serious breach of the duty to maintain confidential data securely”.
“Officers involved have taken all possible steps to locate the data and clearly understand the seriousness of this incident,” the report said.
Peterborough Council refused to release, under FOI laws, details of its report into its “minor” security breach, claiming it did not think releasing information was in “the public interest”.
“The incident in question was a minor disciplinary incident that was dealt with swiftly,” a spokesman said.
Not in the public interest? You cunts. Surely it’s in the interest of EVERYONE who’s children are being entered into this massive paedobase.
Oh and it’s happened previously in the project:
Two of the councils that acted as “trailblazers” for the information-sharing project in 2005 were forced to investigate after staff breached guidelines on data use.
East Sussex County Council said: “There was one incidence of inappropriate behaviour in the early stages of the project, with one practitioner sharing access information with a colleague who had not yet received access information.
“Both accounts were suspended until the issue was dealt with through the [council’s] usual disciplinary procedures.”
Sheffield City Council said: “There have only been two incidents that have required formal investigation – both were identified by the internal auditing built into the system.
“The two incidents referred to above were considered to be ‘inappropriate use’ of the system by authorised users as per our user guidelines.”
Tim Loughton, the shadow Children’s Minister, said: “These incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.
Indeed they are Tim – so what are you going to do about it? Fuck all I’ll wager, once you bet your hands on the levers realise just how useful all this data is to you and your Westminster cuntplugs.
“These shocking security breaches reveal just how unsafe this database is,” said Annette Brooke, the Liberal Democrat’s Children’s spokeswoman.
“The initial pilots of ContactPoint raised serious security concerns, but the Government insisted on ploughing ahead with it.
Which is uncharacteristic of them… lol.
A Department for Children, Schools and Families spokeswoman said
Ah.. say no more – now we know who’s at the vanguard of this plainly fucking stupid idea: Fuck all the way off, Ed Balls.