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Firm 'broke rules' over data loss

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Aug 22, 2008.

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    Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has blamed a private contractor for losing the details of thousands of criminals, held on a computer memory stick.

    Ms Smith said the government had held the data securely but PA Consulting appeared to have downloaded it, contrary to the rules of its contract.

    She told the BBC it was "completely unsatisfactory" and an inquiry was underway. The firm had no comment.

    The Tories have accused ministers of a "massive failure of duty".

    Speaking from her constituency, she said she was "concerned and disappointed" that the memory stick had apparently been "mislaid"

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