It must be easier to count the government databases which haven't been lost, rather than those that have. With the news that details of prison staff records have been lost, you have to ask why it took senior officials in the prison service two months to tell Justice Secretary Jack Straw. To his credit he made the news public immediately. He should make an example of those who kept the information from him, and fire them.
Is there seriously anyone now who trusts the Government to securely hold the data stored on ID Cards?