What happens when you put sensitive data about tens of millions of individuals into centralised government databases with atrocious security controls? Go on, take a wild guess…
Thank goodness the government isn't making a similar mistake with highly sensitive information about all of the UK's children. Or everyone's medical records. Or indeed, everyone's entire identity.
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UPDATE: The government has now admitted that 25 million individuals' data was lost. I spoke tonight about this on Newsnight.
UPDATE 2: Also spoke to Five Live, BBC Radio Wiltshire and Fox FM on this.