Here is our round-up of the key data-security stories from a year that taught everyone a hard lesson: namely, that procedures and processes for handling and securing data need to be taken as seriously by organisations as their processes for handling and securing cash.
Story of the year. Catch up here on all of key coverage of this watershed moment in public sector security.
More fall-out from a bad year for government security
IT managers: it is time to get your house in order
It wasn't just the public sector getting things wrong
This penalty related to the theft of a laptop the previous year. The FSA wasn't best pleased
Sounds to us like a must-do project for 2008
This was actually the biggest data breach of all in 2007. By the end of the year the number of breached credit and debit card records by climbed to about 100 million
One analyst group trying to make sense of data security risks, as the global tally of major data breaches starts to mount
Data security is not the strong point of this US government agency, which in May 2006 lost 26.5m veterans' records
After losing 25 million records, the government was then forced to come clean about this earlier breach. Oh dear