Contrary to House of Lords recommendations, the UK Government are refusing to introduce data breach notification laws.
According to a House of Lords spokesman, Lord Errol, the UK government ‘does not get the threat to the internet posed by cybercrime’.
‘The powers would apply to government as well as the private sector. We think that’s why [the government] is resisting it, said Lord Errol.’
A very timely quote, given that on the same day it is announced that Revenue and Customs have ‘lost’ a CD with personal details of 15,000 customers of Standard Life.