The Sun on "Data Dunces"
This is "The Sun Says" reaction to the latest government loss of people's personal data:
ANOTHER day, another data disaster from this most incompetent of governments.
The Sun’s revelation that the private details of HALF our armed forces have been lost angers our new Defence Secretary John Hutton.
Good. But being furious is not enough. Mr Hutton is the new broom at Defence. He has a chance to show what he is made of.
The MoD has had an embarrassing run of data losses, of which this is by far the worst. So let’s see Mr Hutton crack the whip.
Sackings are called for. Many of them.
The last line, and particularly the last three words, may be a little premature pending a full investigation. But The Sun is right that there needs to be accountability and action.
And can there possibly be anyone in Britain who does not now see that the required database to support ID cards would itself be such a large security risk as to offset any security gain from the cards themselves? The more data the government holds in one place the greater the damage that can be done when someone loses it.