My colleague, Councillor Kelsie Learney, has been asking Winchester’s Conservative Cabinet member for Finance to give higher priority to looking after residents’ personal information for several months – without success – in particular to ensure that the Council puts greater priority into meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
I’ve been campaigning for greater protection of people’s privacy since the introduction of the RIP Act back in 2000. So soon after millions of private details have been lost by the Government, it’s very worrying that the City Council isn’t doing more to meet industry standards for protecting our personal and financial information. We’ve seen the effects of complacency on this issue nationally: we don’t need to see it locally as well.
You read the City Council’s latest response to Kelsie’s question on the Council’s website.