Two days after the British government announced that it had mislaid the personal and financial details of 25 million people, almost half the population, the mood in the country is angry. “I think it’s disgusting,” said one woman. “I have a new granddaughter and all her details are out there now. They may not be lost but no one knows.”
Others said that what was done was done, and they hoped it didn’t lead to repercussions. For the British government it is a major worry. The Prime Minster Gordon Brown, felt moved to apologise personally for putting 7 million families at risk of identity fraud and banking theft.
So far police have found no trace of the 2 missing computer discs, which were being transferred between government departments by a courier company.