Secret Documents - War In Iraq - Lost - Train........

#1
Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train

Highly sensitive documents relating to the Iraq War have been stolen after being left unguarded on a train by a lawyer working for the Government, The Times has learnt.

The lawyer, who was working for the Treasury Solicitor's Department, which provides legal services to central government offices, lost a suitcase containing Ministry of Defence papers on Monday morning while travelling on the Leeds to London train.

It is understood that the solicitor from Eversheds, a leading British law firm, could not fit the case into the overhead storage space and had instead stowed it in a baggage rack at the end of the carriage.


More at:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5755728.ece

This is becoming a habit....
 
#2
Future Government Security Minister material
 
#3
No doubt we'll all have to be beaten over the head as a reminder of security now in response to this mong's performance.
 
#4
Eversheds are also appointed solicitors for the new version of the child support agency. Hope there as sloppy with my assessment.
 
#5
Maybe now we will have to encrypt all paperwork?
 
#7
Hope it's either the Attorney General's original advice or the Bush-Blair "should we bomb Al Jazeera" minute...or both....plus a smoking gun...
 
#9
It used to be that sensitive documents were carried in a briefcase attached to the bearer's wrist. If that was/is the case then there is no chance of 'losing' said briefcase. The wearer may be a little inconvenienced for a while but security will be much better.
 
#10
The only reason I can see for not handcuffing the case to the person carrying it is that its a signal to potential theives that the case has valuable contents. Of course using a secure courier service for important docs would be far too complicated for the govt wouldn't it?
 
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fantassin said:
Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train

Highly sensitive documents relating to the Iraq War have been stolen after being left unguarded on a train by a lawyer working for the Government, The Times has learnt.

The lawyer, who was working for the Treasury Solicitor's Department, which provides legal services to central government offices, lost a suitcase containing Ministry of Defence papers on Monday morning while travelling on the Leeds to London train.

It is understood that the solicitor from Eversheds, a leading British law firm, could not fit the case into the overhead storage space and had instead stowed it in a baggage rack at the end of the carriage.


More at:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5755728.ece

This is becoming a habit....
Boll*cks.
 
#13
Of course you cant chain the thing to his wrist, its against his human rights to have to take responsibilty for something, and no you cant have an escort like a Queens messenger should have, think of the cost, the Minister could have a t least a lunch for that cost.
 
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All_I_Want said:
Maybe now we will have to encrypt all paperwork?
After seeing my paper work people assume it already is.
 
#17
What was he doing in Leeds with documents of a protective nature?

Principles of Security fellas!
 
#19
Headline: 'Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train.'

From the article: 'It is not yet known exactly what aspect of the Iraq War the documents relate to.'

Attorney General's Office statement: “Legal papers in the possession of a lawyer for a firm of private solicitors working for the Treasury Solicitor's Department were taken from a train on February 16.'

So:

No evidence that it was MoD documents that were taken.
No evidence that they were classified.
No evidence that they related to the Iraq war.


The Times really does write some shite these days.
 

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