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    Whoops! They did it again -- Britain's government looses millions of more people's personal records.

    The UK government is making a run at the record books, but not a very positive one. Britain's government, plagued by bureaucratic fumblings, is setting new records in how many citizens' personal data one country can manage to lose. Last month there was news of a record setting loss of 25 million citizen's records, which were sent in the mail by CD and mysteriously vanished. "Catch Me If You Can" criminal legend Frank Abagnale publicly suggested that someone had purposefully plotted to steal the data, which included bank records, and succeeded -- due to Britain's lax security.

    Now the UK officials are twiddling their thumbs and awkwardly trying to put a positive spin on the latest shocking development; they have managed to lose another 3 million citizens' data.

    Britain's bureaucratic system electronically stores records for learner drivers, including information on their vehicle, name, address, and other personal information. Much of this information was privately contracted for storage to a facility in Iowa, in the United States. This facility revealed to government officials in May that it had lost a single hard disk, which contained over 3 million records. The UK's Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, in turn, sat on this information and did not reveal it to Britain's Parliament until this week.

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    Originally posted by Wolfeymole
    Whoops! They did it again -- Britain's government looses millions of more people's personal records.

    The UK government is making a run at the record books, but not a very positive one. Britain's government, plagued by bureaucratic fumblings, is setting new records in how many citizens' personal data one country can manage to lose. Last month there was news of a record setting loss of 25 million citizen's records, which were sent in the mail by CD and mysteriously vanished. "Catch Me If You Can" criminal legend Frank Abagnale publicly suggested that someone had purposefully plotted to steal the data, which included bank records, and succeeded -- due to Britain's lax security.

    Now the UK officials are twiddling their thumbs and awkwardly trying to put a positive spin on the latest shocking development; they have managed to lose another 3 million citizens' data.

    Britain's bureaucratic system electronically stores records for learner drivers, including information on their vehicle, name, address, and other personal information. Much of this information was privately contracted for storage to a facility in Iowa, in the United States. This facility revealed to government officials in May that it had lost a single hard disk, which contained over 3 million records. The UK's Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, in turn, sat on this information and did not reveal it to Britain's Parliament until this week.

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    it really bothers and sickins me that there are people out there that think nothing of hurting others for the sake of the almighty dollar...no doubt many will fall victim to identity theft...many of us are truly sincere in wanting to "fix" things but in the end i truly believe that only God can completely straighten out the mess some people keep reaping on all those honest hearted peoples shoulders..
    kat

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      Agree 'Greytabby' that Man can't fix the mess we are in.These Security breaches are happening all around the World,in one form or another.The days of personal privacy are long gone.We have reached the Electronic age and Criminals are having a field day,as they say.I believe this is only the tip of the Iceberg,and things are going to progressively worse.
      Our personal information,is readily available to the highest bidder.
      Confidence, is the feeling I get, moments before I stuff something up.

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