Don’t mention the B word! A woeful tale of public sector incompetence.

UK Data Breaches & Cyber Attacks

August 2023

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Don’t mention the B word!

Data breach after data breach after data breach!  You really couldn’t make this stuff up.  It’s almost as if someone wanted to sneak out some bad news under the crossfire of constant public sector incompetence.  

I am of course referring to the fact that not one, not two, but three police forces have fessed up to data breaches in August.  And then if that wasn't enough, the Electoral Commission appears to have lost almost the entire electoral database of voters in the UK!

To coin a phrase, WTF guys?  This is real self destruct stuff.

Does it feel to you like the UK is sinking?  Things could only get worse if the ICO itself had a data breach. Actually, has anyone checked?  

****What a tease eh?  B is of course for b-reach.  As if it could be for anything else …..

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Bob Nicolson | Head of Consultancy