Sunday, January 6, 2008

Nick Clegg reveals loss of 37 million pieces of personal data

It is very good indeed to see Nick Clegg's continued presence in the media. This story links back, again, to Nick's call for ID cards to be scrapped. The Telegraph reports:

A record 37 million items of personal data went missing last year, new research reveals.

Most of the data was lost by government officials but councils, NHS trusts, banks, insurance companies and chain stores also mislaid or published personal information about staff or members of the public.

...Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, who produced the figures, said: "The ID card project is now in freefall, because faith in the Government's ability to handle personal data has hit crisis point - 2007 was the worst ever year for personal privacy. We need a total rethink on data protection enforcement and an immediate end to the identity cards plan."

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