Tuesday, November 20, 2007

25 million records missing including bank details and national insurance numbers!

Apparently according to some reports of the statement given by Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, copies of 25 million records have gone missing.

This happened because some junior official sent it to the National Audit office, who sent it back. Then it was sent again by unrecorded post in October. It did not arrive so they sent it again by recorded post.

Can you believe that? Why on earth were they sending this data to the NAO in the first place by any kind of post?

This is a complete beach of the Data protection act.

The BBC has this on the statement of Alistair Darling.

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

As you say, unbelieveable that it should have been entrusted to the postal system at all.