Wednesday, November 21, 2007

25 Million records lost in the post! Its not about the money!

Well, we have 25 million records containing very personal data and it has gone missing.

It was sent unregistered in the internal post some say because managers skimp on these things (now there is a shock? not!) and when it did not arrive it was sent recorded.

This all misses the point.

No one individual, from PM to cleaner (Her Majesty possibly excepted) should have been able to extract this data in the first place, let alone be able to put it on a CD and be daft enough to send it anywhere, in particular, where they had not asked for that level of detail.

In short there is something very sick about how this government handles our data and its regard for us as individuals.

2 comments:

Tom Paine said...

"its regard for us as individuals"

It has none. We are milch cows to a Labour government. I am not even going to blog about this. The incompetence of the State is a "given" for me and the only thing I find surprising about this story is that anyone is surprised.

flashgordonnz said...

Tome, I guess making a fuss helps get the message through to those poor deluded "ordinary"folk who would vote zanulabore in the belief that the party looks after their interests. Most of us are under no such illusion: we know that labour (anywhere in the world) are about looking after the interests of the party machine.