Portable Device Survey Shows Little Improvement
DATA PROTECTION—VICTORIAFebruary 10, 2012
Victoria Privacy Commissioner Helen Versey is expressing disappointment over the results of a recent survey intended to gauge improvement in the security of portable storage devices (PSDs) based on a 2008 survey of the same organisations. The 2011 Portable Storage Devices Privacy Survey showed "Seven organisations...still had no documented policies and procedures to control the use of PSDs, despite the fact that I recommended in the first survey report that, at a minimum, organisations require them," Versey said. "It is difficult to see how organisations that have obligations to manage personal information properly can ignore this significant data security risk. They do so at their peril," she added.