Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Data Loss Regrettable But Ok

In The UK 25 million people's personal details including names, addresses, dates of birth, child benefit numbers, national insurance numbers and bank or building society account numbers were lost when a junior official sent the two CDs from Newcastle upon-tyne to London via normal mail.

Top officials waited a couple of days in the hope that it would turn up before they informed the police.

The government has stated that there is no need to panic as they lose important data all the time and the odds of it falling into the hands of a psychopath or criminal is very slim.

Except for the time when the military nuke codes were found in the back of a taxi by a Russian spy, that was just a massive coincidence.

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