My question is: what security measures were put into place the last time this happened? Apparently none. It’s good to know that the British are taking the issue seriously. Privacy and information should be the new tactics used to scare people into protecting their data. … Now if only the government could be scared into compliance.
“The British government is to data protection as Hurricane Katrina was to New Orleans property values. In the past we have covered the loss of data, including bank details, for 25 million people, and government intelligence documents seem to repeatedly get left on trains or in bars. Now, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has announced that a memory stick containing information on thousands of individuals in the criminal justice system has also gone walkabout.”(link)