Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More lost cds, and passport website problems

Interesting report here that shows that the Home office lost two cds with 3000 seasonal workers information on them, including their name, date of birth, and passport numbers. Even more of a cocnern though the report says,
"A parent was able to discover the existence of a child’s passport application by using the online application progress checking service, possibly without entitlement.
Incredible really that the online application process for a passport allowed someone to view another person's application. Has echoes of the MTAS doctors website scandal.

2 comments:

Cyclefree said...

Don't bother getting a UK passport. If you have one Irish grandparent you are entitled to an Irish passport. From experience, they are efficient, friendly and check everything thoroughly (far more thoroughly than the UK authorities do). And as a bonus, you avoid signing up for Labour's hideous ID card scheme.

Little Black Sambo said...

Cyclefree, surely not! This shows how vitally important for us all to have ID cards as soon as possible. LBS