6/17/2008

Now Hazel Blears loses a laptop with sensitive government data on it

Oh dear. The headline speaks for itself.

Given that civil servants have been suspended in recent days for breaking rules on data like this, surely Hazel Blears has go to go ?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely it's a little different as Blears' laptop was stolen from her office rather than left on a train or something similar?

Paul Pinfield said...

It couldn't have happened to a more self righteous fool.

Of course, it wasn't her fault, you understand. It was that evil David Davis...

North Norfolk Blogger said...

Just another indictment of a disorganised incompetent executive who have no connection with reality, let alone the electorate

Norfolk Blogger said...

Anonymous. The computer apparently had data on it which should never have left a government office. The laptop was not stolen from a government office.

Anonymous said...

Sensative... Teachers - don't you just love em.

Norfolk Blogger said...

As far as I am aware teachers, like anyone else in society, are allowed a typo.

Helith said...

When such things as laptops were introduced to Gov Depts,there were extremely strict security rules about them beig transported outside of a 'controlled environment'. Indeed, I'm aware of minor grade civil servants some years ago who had a laptop stolen in Paris through no fault of their own, but rather the fault of the head of unit and the inadequate security systems put in place not only to protect the laptops but also the civil servants themselves. The upshot was that the civil seervants who had suffered the robbery were vilified and harrassed while a 6 month investigation went on.
It would be interesting to know just how low down the grade scale the suspended civil servants are. In this day and age, it seems to be the minor grades who are held responsible for maintainiig the integrity of whatever their dept is resposible for while the unimpeachable senior managers get CBEs

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