“Alistair Darling told the House of Commons that the discs containing the highly sensitive information failed to arrive after they were sent in the ordinary internal mail between government departments.”
This is the same Government that assures us nothing could possibly go wrong with a national ID card scheme connected to a biometric database.
Please remember this next time you happen to be voting.
[tags]UK, politics, privacy, data, loss, government, ineptitude[/tags]
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