This morning's Times is reporting a further loss of six CDs containing conversations between a tax credit claimant and HMRC. The CDs, like the much more serious loss of data records, were lost in the internal TNT mail system. It's starting to sound like that internal mail system is another weak point in what is fast becoming clear systematic problems doesn't it?
More amusing for me in the Times story is the fact that Ed Balls ordered an immediate security review into ContactPoint, the child database where the Government will be able to monitor all children. What will be on ContactPoint? Nothing major really, just the name, address, gender, and date of birth of every child in the country. Plus all the same details for their parents, as well as who their doctor is and what school they go too.
It's OK though, it's only got 330,000 users so the chance of your children's personal data leaking to unauthorised people is next to zero!