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An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:

UK's Revenue and Customs loses 25 million customer records

Computer discs containing the confidential information - including bank account details - of all 25 million child benefit recipients in the UK has been lost by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


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What happened to common sense?

The latest government data loss story beggars belief.

It does make you wonder what would happen if we were stupid enough to introduce an ID cards scheme. I'm putting my money where my mouth is at www.no2id.net. Why not join me?

Entertaining to see the Daily Mail (never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story) are reporting the ENTIRE nation is at risk and millions are attempting to change bank accounts. Well I'm not at risk. I don't have any kids. I suspect I'm not alone.

We seem to have become an increasingly regulated, process-obsessed nation, bogged down everywhere we turn by endless health and safety worries, cctv cameras, alleged terror threats or ridiculous HR departments and bureacracy. And dumb and dumber things happen daily.

In the meantime anything resembling common sense has gone out of the window. Perhaps it's time it made a comeback.

 

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