News / General

IT COSTS V BENEFITS

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.

Comments

Leave a Comment

There are currently no comments for this article.



Subscribe Now!

And get your membership to a society dedicated to promoting your interests.

Advertisements

LawCare - Health Support & Advice Solicitor’s Helpline Telephone 0800 279 6869 - Click for further details
PCC / TCPD Courses - We offer a range of courses to fit your Trainee Solicitors requirements - Click for more info
SLAS General Data Protection Regulations
Legal Defence Union - Promoting and protecting the welfare of solicitors in Scotland