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Personal Info Gone Missing?

Has anyone else seen this?!!
BBC NEWS | Politics | Darling admits 25m records lost

What price privacy?? These are the people who'll be in charge of National ID cards FFS!!
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We must be the the laughing stock of europe.
After all the Gov`s, pledges, whoops, sorry pol##### .
I feel better about being a bit of a luddite now,Would take alot of filing cabinets to hold all that data, Would be hard to misslay.
Though in truth its not a funny matter.
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Its mind-bogglingly crap. Even if the consequences of it happening don;t turn out ot be serious in a criminal sense, there's the prospect oflots of tedious effort to try and straighten it all out.

As if there isn't enough of that malarkey already in daily life.
 
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To think some thieving little chav could be using my personal info as a drinks mat!

Do we blame the government, the civil service or TNT over this blunder? How much more of our personal info is floating around in unregistered post, CDs and memory sticks just waiting to end up lying in the street or left on a bus for anyone to find??
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I just got home from work to hear this on the BBC news and I for one am absolutely disgusted at this huge display of incompetence. 25 million records??!! All held upon just two CD's. And apparently sent by internal mail with being recorded or registered. Some one, or possibly more than just one, is in a position to be held accountable here
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Why the surprise?

uk.gov knows fvck all about IT.
That's why they keep spending
billions on systems that don't work.

How easy would it be to install a PGP
virtual drive on these laptops?

 
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I heard it on the news driving home from work. What a load of numpties. They keep telling us about identity fraud and what do they go and do
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No secure networks then for transferring data?
These unemployable ex teachers who are now government ministers have always been mug punters. No idea how the big industrial world works. Blinded by big money, no integrity at all.
I see the chief of Customs and revenue has resigned.
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Well I never did!:That such a thing could ever happen in this modern age of advanced technology. I don't believe it. : Next?
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Don't forget guys, if anyone gets an email in a 'Nigerian accent' requesting your National Insurance details so that they can be 'checked with the National Register', don't reply to it!
 
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Why the surprise?

uk.gov knows fvck all about IT.
That's why they keep spending
billions on systems that don't work.

How easy would it be to install a PGP
virtual drive on these laptops?

They know ***** all about running the NHS or the Education System either, but they know some very expensive Consultants who (supposedly) do! Fecking eedjits!
 
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Still, Secure smart ID cards with solve
this kind of problems!


... err... ummm...
 
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Need ID chips stuck in the back of our skulls eventually. Suppose they would be 'zappable' I'm you, Your him, they are us. Sort it, highly paid intellectuals, or are we all floundering in a morass of electronic mire?
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I`m sticking to my quill, and where doe Iput MEEEE Mark,
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Good old Labour, expect another couple of million people on the ferry over here with the names Smith and jones, one day you will come home to find its occupied with someone claiming to be you. What a bunch of useless [email protected] :2:
 
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Good old Labour, expect another couple of million people on the ferry over here with the names Smith and jones, one day you will come home to find its occupied with someone claiming to be you. What a bunch of useless [email protected] :2:
They're all the same. It's the Whitehall dicks
who spec/tender/implement these shoddy
systems. (We can't even vote those ****ers out! )

Who the hell transfers large amounts
of confidential data by sending it unencrypted via
a courier!? Morons
 
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They're all the same. It's the Whitehall dicks
who spec/tender/implement these shoddy
systems. (We can't even vote those ****ers out! )

Who the hell transfers large amounts
of confidential data by sending it unencrypted via
a courier!? Morons
I fear we are being ruled by the criminally insane, unfortunately as you say we cant even vote them out
 
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I heard it on the news driving home from work. What a load of numpties. They keep telling us about identity fraud and what do they go and do
What he said
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I fear we are being ruled by the criminally insane, unfortunately as you say we cant even vote them out

What that man said too
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What I love is that after it went missing,
the silly [email protected] just sent the data again
in the same insecure way. Cretin.
 
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Its just purely scandalous!!! Sack the lot of them... if only we could
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Has anyone else seen this?!!
BBC NEWS | Politics | Darling admits 25m records lost

What price privacy?? These are the people who'll be in charge of National ID cards FFS!!
Yeah - its nearly as bad as banks throwing away customers details by leaving them in black bags outside the bank for collection
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the people who run these institutions have never ever worked in the private sector. can you imagine the ALMIGHTY shock they'd get if they had to suddenly run a tight ship and work smart, whilst constantly being accountable to their customers? the soft sh*tes would be straight off on the sick with stress & anxiety. which would of course suit them down to the ground as they'd get paid for 12 months then retired early on ill health with full pension. [email protected]
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the people who run these institutions have never ever worked in the private sector. can you imagine the ALMIGHTY shock they'd get if they had to suddenly run a tight ship and work smart, whilst constantly being accountable to their customers? the soft sh*tes would be straight off on the sick with stress & anxiety. which would of course suit them down to the ground as they'd get paid for 12 months then retired early on ill health with full pension. [email protected]
I could not have put that better myself :2:
 
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Absolutely disgusting. It's illegal not to hand over personal data to incompetent morals who don't bother to take basic security precautions with it
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