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A few weeks ago someone on this forum noticed, when logging in to a DWP website, that they were receiving HTTP redirects to an IP address outside the UK. Unfortunately I can't remember who it was or which thread - sorry folks.

 

Anyhow, the worry was that data was being stored on server farms in the US. Obviously this would be a concern since the nation where the data is physically located would have jurisdiction. I thought the concern to be unfounded - I was fairly sure it would violate the DPA - but hey, Freedom of Information requests don't cost anything and take five minutes to send. So I asked the DWP about it.

 

The short version of their response is that no, data is not stored on servers outside the UK.


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How long before someone accidental leaves some important data on a train or bus in the form of USB stick, DVD or laptop !

 

Well, I don't know about the higher-ups, but when I worked there we plebs were not able to connect USB sticks, there were no DVD burners and connecting up a laptop to copy data from the systems would be a "sacked and probably prosecuted" type of offence. So I don't want to say that such a thing could never happen (as that would pretty much guarantee that it would happen tomorrow), but it's a long shot these days. Procedures changed after the HMRC fiasco a few years ago.


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Didn't ATOS lose a load a little while back?

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How long before someone accidental leaves some important data on a train or bus in the form of USB stick, DVD or laptop !

 

Story like this

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-new-batch-of-terror-files-left-on-train-847451.html

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/newsheadlines/child-protection-data-left-on-train-6779463.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7449927.stm

 

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-182134255.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7704611.stm

 

And it Will happen again....

 

or a hacker has a lucky day !

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