WHITEHALL TO STOP TAKING INFORMATION OUTSIDE

Whitehall staff have been banned from taking laptops containing personal or unencrypted information outside of their government offices.

Head of the civil service Sir Gus O’Donnell wrote to all government departments imposing the ban in the light of the latest data loss by the government.

Defence secretary Des Browne yesterday confirmed to MPs a laptop with the personal details of around 600,000 potential recruits had been stolen.

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