Monday, 11 January 2010

Freedom of Information Disclosures Have Been Googled II

Some stories just keep running!!

Electronic redaction as used by some Government and other public agencies just isn't working.

I've been able to download FoI released documents in PDF format that have been transferred to the National Archives and to read detail supposedly blanked out. The black band overlay on this detail mysteriously disappears when the document is transformed to text format. Personal details and other stuff are now there for all to see!!

The National Archives will not only need to sort out this problem in their own storage system, they'll also need to contact Google and other search engines to get the material removed from the search engine caches!!