Are we being unfairly harsh on t-mobile?

Much has been said about the data theft at t-mobile .

But are we being unfairly harsh on t-mobile?

Consider this ..

a) T-mobile reported the incident when they identified it

b) The information commissioner seems to be making this as a showcase to highlight the issues

c) The incident could have happened in any organization which handled data

My concern is, companies will be less willing to admit such incidents if they are penalised for acting prudently.

Thoughts?

And on a lighter note .. enjoy the cartoon below from today’s edition of the metro for a new interpretation of Mobile Social Networking!

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