Massive lack of data security at Heathrow Airport Limited

Almost one year ago a USB stick was found in West London that turned out to contain confidential content from Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL).

The joke however was not the fact that a large amount of highly sensitive data from HAL was lying under some leaves in Kensal Green. It was more that the kind finder could actually access these data without being asked for any password or identification.

Now, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed that this lack of data protection was only the tip of the iceberg. According to The Register, only 2% of the staff at HAL are trained in data protection. Furthermore, various security processes in the entire airport suffer from significant weaknesses.

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