Sunday, December 09, 2007

Council to cut data protection team

We've just been having a look through the Council's budget cut plans and stumbled on something that surprised us a little. The Council is planning on cutting £168,000 a year from its Information Management Service. If you're wondering what that means the Council says "it is likely that there will be redundancies". What is Information Services Management? Well it's not anything very important, just little things like Data Protection compliance.

Yes that's right. At a time when the Government has lost 25 million child beneifts after a massive data protection breach and compliancy failure our Council is proposing to cut the budget from the team responsible for making sure the Council is compliant. We particularly liked the Council's assessment that this would mean a "reduced Information Management service" whilst simultaneously saying that there would be "no detrimental impact".


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