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Oops! The HMG (trading as Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) has misplaced the personal data of about 40% of the UK’s population, including 15 million children. There is “no evidence that it has fallen into the wrong hands”, but there is no evidence that it has not.
This is the same government that plans for us to entrust them with fifty different pieces of personal data as part of their flawed National ID Card scheme.
This is one of many reasons why I support NO2ID.
NO2ID Press Release — HMRC privacy meltdown: NO2ID calls for immediate audit of personal information held by government
NO2ID — The problems with ID Cards
Home Office — ID Cards