It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Government database snoops escape prosecution

page: 1
2

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 03:06 AM
link   

Government database snoops escape prosecution


www.computerweekly.com

Councils are failing to prosecute staff caught using a sensitive government database to snoop on celebrities and members of the public, disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

The revelation has promoted accusations that local authorities and the DWP are trying to keep the breaches quiet.

Phil Booth, national organiser for campaign group No2ID, said, "They are reluctant to prosecute because that will give the wrong message that the database is insecure from the inside."

"These are the people we are supposed to be able to trust," he said.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 03:06 AM
link   
Another glorious example of government invasion of our privacy. These people don't care about our privacy in the least. They keep records of everything and anything they can dig up on us, assuring us all information is kept confidential, and then they can't even keep their own employees from snooping around in our personal information. And to top it all off, they're refusing to prosecute those found snooping. Unbelievable.


TA

www.computerweekly.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 07:07 PM
link   
The 'inside' is the where the majority of security and privacy concerns come from anyway. Nothing new there, just really disturbing that they are doing nothing about it. Not that big a deal, I guess, huh?



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:56 PM
link   
reply to post by KSPigpen
 





Not that big a deal, I guess, huh?


Apparently not to these people. Had it been a civilian accessing the information, though, he/she'd be hanged publicly. Freakin' hypocrites, the lot of 'em.


TA



new topics

top topics
 
2

log in

join