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By SLAS Spokesperson

by the latest incident in which the confidential information of 25 million Britons has been stored on two compact discs which have now been lost. The facility of transferring all of that information to two discs which together would weigh less than an ounce (30g) and of transporting them in that format from one place to another must entail enormous savings of typiing and clerical time, not to mention postal costs.  At the same time the costs of the consequences of these same two discs falling into the wrong hands, or even of the steps that may have to be taken in case that happens, may also be difficult to calculate.  Certainly, HMRC, among others, may have to re-calculate the risk of storing sensitive information in electronic format.


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