Are Government data losses deliberate?

When something happens once, you can put it down to error, when it happens twice, we begin to suspect incompetence, but when it happens over and over again, it can only be considered to be deliberate.

Are Government data losses deliberate? and if so, to what end. The introduction of ID Cards is the prime contender, with the government scrabbling desperately to find ever new reasons to justify why we should all be carrying one.

This latest story of everyday government morons losing your personal information is the latest in a string of data losses that we can only now consider to be deliberate on the part of this overwhelmingly dysfunctional Government.

The personal details of 600,000 people have been lost
after a laptop belonging to a Royal Navy officer was stolen, the
Government revealed tonight.

The laptop was stolen
from the officer in Birmingham on the night of January 9 but the theft
has only just been announced by the Ministry of Defence.

contained personal information from people who had joined up to the
Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force and from people who had
expressed an interest in joining.

Entries on the computer included passport details,
National Insurance numbers, drivers' licence details, family details,
doctors' addresses and NHS numbers
, the MoD said.

information held is not the same for every individual, it is
understood. People who made casual inquiries to join the Forces may
only have had their name recorded on the laptop.

“The Ministry of Defence is treating the loss of this data with the utmost seriousness,” a statement on the MoD's website said.

“We are writing to some 3,500 people whose bank details were included on the database.

Action has already been taken with the assistance of APACS [Association
for Payment Clearing Services] to inform the relevant banks so that the
relevant accounts can be flagged for scrutiny against unauthorised

People who are concerned that their data may have been on the laptop are advised to email from Saturday at 10 am onwards.

The MoD also plans to establish a helpline. (not will establish, only plans to establish)


Why are these people carrying your personal information about? Why have taxpayers already paid billions for state of the art networks for these organisations if personal details are being carried on Laptops, disks or memory sticks. Why are these people not chastised, fired, then hung drawn and quartered. That information belongs to you, not them, it is only in their care, but it belongs to you.

Deliberate? How about this? or This, or even this.

The UK Government is the biggest enabler of identity fraud.

Perhaps it is now time to stop giving government agencies information.

Stop giving them your personal data, demand to know why they need it and what they intend to do with every piece of information they ask for.

If they provide unsatisfactory answers, refuse to give it.

Tell them that they are not trusted.

Remind them that they are your servants, not your masters.

Demand that they be accountable.

Say NO to ID cards. Say NO to the Database State.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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0 Responses to Are Government data losses deliberate?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Deliberate? I'm not so sure, I'm personally wondering whether this is frequent occurrence with our data and that everyone is just coming out with it now to get it all in the open at the same time. Either way spot on about not supporting ID Cards!

  2. Anonymous says:

    It has been commented here and elsewhere that there may be a reason for forces overstretch and excessive overseaas tours of duty, and that might be to keep the British Forces (loyal to the person of the sovereign, not the political government) out of the way during the current slow motion coup d'etat.
    This data loss may well have the effect of making thinking people think twice before even expressing an interest in joining up. Who now has that data now? Not only is it good for ID theft purposes, but more than enough has been “lost” to permit the threatening of people, maybe for years to come.
    It is possible to conjecture, if you have enough black helicopters on your hat, that we are seeing a “Polite Purge” of the forces. Nothing quite as bloody as Stalin's, or Hitler's, but with the same intent: Make the Forces compliant and docile. They've done it with the upper echelons of the Police. How else does “Sir” Ian Bliar keep his post at the Met?