Government's record year of data loss

Monday, 7 January 2008, 12:01 AM EST

A record 37 million items of personal data went missing last year, new research reveals. Most of the data was lost by government officials but councils, NHS trusts, banks, insurance companies and chain stores also mislaid or published personal information about staff or members of the public.
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Many losses were caused through CDs going missing in the post, laptop thefts, and inadequate security systems that failed to stop hackers reading information stored on computers.

At Telegraph.

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