British government loses data on 4 million

last year, the British government lost personal data on 4 million of its citizens:

Ah, Britain: the UK government lost four million citizens’ person information last year and they’re getting worse, not better.

Of course, when they bring in compulsory identity cards backed by massive connected databases, this technology will all have magic pixie dust spread all over it so nothing like this will ever go wrong.

Won’t it?

This entry was posted in Britain, digital rights, society. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to British government loses data on 4 million

  1. jennierigg says:

    That’s not including the 25 million of us who were on those two discs, I assume?

  2. cabalamat says:

    Maybe the government have lost data on how much data they’ve lost.

  3. George Carty says:

    Didn’t the French use the Sangatte asylum seeker camp as a tool to extort from Tony Blair a promise to introduce compulsory ID cards in Britain?

  4. hughht5 says:

    where did you find that George Carty? I would be interested in the article

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s