There seems to be no end to data loss problems in the UK. You would think that after all the headlines that data loss incidents have made, their occurrences would have gone down by now. But this does not seem to be the case. In one of the latest incidents of data loss, it was found that details of 5,000 children of a children’s right group were lost. The information was stored on a memory stick and the incident took place in Leeds.
The legal director of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, Katy Swaine, said that collection of this type of data and sharing it can lead to more data loss incidents like this. It was also announced by a spokesperson for Leeds City Council that a full investigation would be made into this incident.
This data loss incident is just one of the many that have taken place this year in the UK. It seems like awareness needs to be made among councils and government bodies to reduce these incidents. There are many online data backups available and these should be taken complete advantage of. Online and offsite data backups are great for storing and encrypting vital information. Another wonderful benefit that data backups provide is that they can be retrieved anytime from anywhere.