Feb 222010
 February 22, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Andrew Hough and Martin Beckford report:

Contactpoint, the £224 million computer system designed to protect young people, is a “frustrating” database and not “user friendly” for local authorities, internal documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show.

Officials at one council involved in the system’s development expressed concerns about its operations and accuracy in the wake of a “serious” security breach during its development phase, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.


The Daily Telegraph disclosed last month that security lapses have been found in London, Staffordshire, Peterborough and Surrey. Action had been taken in all cases.

Surrey’s breach came from an employee, whose identity was also blacked out, attempted to “test” the system, a report that was sent to Ed Balls, the Children’s Secretary.

Read more in The Daily Telegraph.

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