Data losses worse than previously admitted
Friday, 22 August 2008 05:10

Previously we have reported on government data losses, highlighting the fact that your personal and private information is not safe with the government no matter what they say.

Now, the government has been forced to admit that even their own figures were wildy inaccurate and the extent of their failure to handle data is even worse. About twice as bad in fact.

How can we have any faith in their ability to run and identity card scheme or prevent misuse of information within government. After all, what we are seeing here is only the tip of the iceberg. We are not being told about all the occasions when information collected for one purpose is accessed by other people for different purposes. The only solution is to scrap the id card scheme immediately and also things like biometric passports that were only introduced to keep the US happy.

Read more about the huge scale of government loss.



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