28 January 2009

So, it happened again…


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What is one supposed to do in case he or she suffers a so called identity theft?
And who is to be deemed responsible therefor? The data controller, the data processor or the data subject (to stay in the definitions of the data protection legislation)?

According to this report the UK’s largest recruitment websites lost (partially sensitive!) data records of more than 4,5 Million of its subscribers.

Data and identity theft, however, seems to have some tradition in Britain and should, in my humble opinion, be questioned on the highest possible level.

This dangerous practice must be countered by appropriate measurements including both legislative and technical improvements. Alternatively we are on the best way to lose what has remained of our anyway reduced privacy.