Friday, 12 August 2011

Topical Data Breach Notices

Last night’s dream:

Ambling through what was, until a few days ago, a decent shopping street in North London, I came across a store keeper keen to meet his DPA breach notification obligations as well as rebuild his burnt-out business. What should he do, to keep the ICO off his back, he asked?

Simple, I suggested, just send all of the customers whose phone numbers you can remember the following text:

Oi – yr mates have looted my shop and probably dun a runner with yr credit application forms and ID proofs. So if u run in2 problems when u next ask for any credit, and are told 2 get different ID proofs, blame them mates and not me.