Not content with loosing confidential computer discs in the post, the government has decided to sell them on eBay as well. Today’s Guardian highlights how a laptop bought on the site second hand contained a data disc marked “Home Office Confidential”. A spokesman has remained very reticent on the whole affair, merely confirming that the laptop and disc were encrypted, a further indication that the PC contained confidential information.
Whilst I understand that many government departments are facing severe financial restraints, selling the office equipment to raise funds is taking things to far. What ever next on eBay – “For Sale – Foreign Secretary – Unused”.