Lords lashes out at government's personal internet security retort

A prominent Lord has hit out at the government's reaction to a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report into personal internet security.The government reaction was less than enthusiastic to many of the points raised by the Lords, and included a rejection, for now, of the Lords recommendation to institute a data breach notification law a la California.

A prominent Lord has hit out at the government's reaction to a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report into personal internet security.

The government reaction was less than enthusiastic to many of the points raised by the Lords, and included a rejection, for now, of the Lords recommendation to institute a data breach notification law a la California.

Lord Erroll, who sits on the Lords Committee, said:

"Throughout our inquiry we tried to think outside the box, to look ahead ten years at what the Internet might be like, taking into account the emerging risks and challenges today. That’s why our recommendations concentrated on incentives - we must ensure that everyone is motivated to improve security. Unfortunately, the Government dismissed every recommendation out of hand, and their approach seems to solely consist of putting their head in the sand."

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