Written by Politics

That Lost Database

I must admit that to a certain extent, I’m revelling in the discomfort that Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling are currently experiencing in regard to the appalling loss of personal data that the HMRC has been responsible for.
However, I’m still somewhat disappointed that the press and media in general are concentrating more on the political ramifications and whether Brown should apologise or Darling should go, rather than what that data actually means.
Yes, there’s lots of advice about checking your bank account for unusual activity etc, but I think that this, and the practical ramifications, are what’s really important here.