12/18/2007

UK admits losing data of 3 million people

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:49 am

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government suffered new embarrassment over missing data on Monday when it revealed one of its contractors had lost the details of 3 million learner drivers.

The revelation came weeks after the government admitted it had lost computer discs containing the names and bank account details of 25 million people, exposing nearly half the population to possible fraud and identity theft.

The opposition Conservatives accused the government of incompetence over the data loss, the latest in a series of mishaps that have caused the popularity of Brown’s six-month-old government to plunge.

 

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