Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Oh dear

From the Daily Mail:

HM Revenue and Customs chairman Paul Gray has resigned after the department lost personal information covering more than seven million child benefit claimants.

Chancellor Alistair Darling is due to make a Commons statement on the issue at 3.30pm, in what could become one of the world's biggest data protection failures.

Roll on ID cards, eh?


Mark Wadsworth said...

It says 15 million here, which puzzles me because I thought there were only 12 million child benefit claimants. Ah well.

The Creator said...

It's much, much worse than was first mooted.

The records of every child in Britain. Every child. Unbeliveable.

How can they survive this?