Tuesday, November 13, 2007

UK: 50,000 Online Visa Applications Exposed on Foreign Office Website

Pam Caulfield writes on 24dash.com:

The Foreign Office broke data protection rules by failing to ensure its UK visas website was secure, the privacy watchdog said today.

A security breach meant the personal data of visa applicants was visible to other people visiting the website, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now signed a formal undertaking to comply with the Data Protection Act.

It follows an investigation by the ICO, sparked in May when the security breach on the visa processing website came to light.

More here.

(Props, attrition.org.)


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