sensitive data for 25 Million Britons is lost by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs November 21, 2007Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
No doubt you must have by now read/heard and seen the news in which the Government has admitted losing sensitive personal data for half of the UK’s population, 25 million Britons.
Surprised? (but just wait, there is more to come):
Any family in the UK who has a child under the age of 16 are officially at risk of ID fraud for decades. The information that has gone missing includes:
- National Insurance Number
- Name, Address and Date of Birth,
- Partners Details,
- Name, Sex and age of Children
- Bank and savings account details
It’s Britain’s worst personal data security lapse, second only to the US government losing data on 26.5 million former servicemen last year. And it comes at a politically sensitive time; the British government is preparing to further centralize data as it roles out national ID cards next year.
The worst and scary part is:
At Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, a junior member of staff has a level of access to data such that they can transfer the entire data set for 25,000,000 individuals to their workstation and burn it onto a couple of CDs.
Can you imagine that, the level of access given to a junior staff at HMRC is the worst crime. How many other staff at HMRC lower than a junior level had access to it?
No doubt this is just a tip of the ice burg, more will be revealed………
…and this government was scaring the whole nation into submission and into accepting the new ID cards with the excuse of protecting everyone from terrorism. But who has just aided terrorism….