Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Laurel and Hardy Government Strikes Again
Not content with royally fucking over taxpayers so that Northern Rock customers, well let’s be honest Labour voters, can get out of the shit, it would appear that Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Fucktard at the top are now sending our personal data out into the wide blue yonder:
“Two computer discs holding the personal details of all families in the UK with a child under 16 have gone missing. The Child Benefit data on them includes name, address, date of birth, National Insurance number and, where relevant, bank details of 25 million people.”
So, Guttersnipes, do we know trust fuckswabs like this to run a National ID database? You know the thing… designed to combat identity fraud. Of course it might help combat identity fraud if they didn’t post our details out to anywhere.
“Chancellor Alistair Darling said there was no evidence the data had gone to criminals - but urged people to monitor bank accounts "for unusual activity"
So where are they then you cockwad? Where? Are these CDs being used as chic drinks coasters in leafy Chipping Sodbury? Are they in someone’s bin? Have they gone directly to those chaps from Nigeria that keep offering me business deals? You just don’t fucking know do you? You haven’t a fucking clue.
Now over at the fine blog of that nice Mr. Dale, Iain is hinting that people may well sue:
“If HMRC has breached the Data Protection Act then presumably they can be held liable in the courts - by 15 million people... The mind boggles.”
Well sadly Iain as any dealings with the Revenue could show you HMRC has no duty of care towards it’s customers and users. If your tax/benefit is fucked up then it’s your fault. If it’s fucked up by them it’s your fault. If they fuck your tax return up and you pay £5,000 too little then it’s your fault and they will fine you accordingly. How fucked up is that?
So, after all that talk of National ID Databases and immunity from hacking and state of the art information handling technology, the state of the art technology they have used is featured below:
Yes they sent it in the fucking mail….
Now even second class mail gets there in about 3 days, but wait! They’ve known about this for 3 weeks now:
“The data was sent on 18 October and senior management at HMRC were told it was missing on 8 November and the chancellor on 10 November.”
And you didn’t deem to tell us that we’ve been open to the risk of identity fraud or worse for three weeks already? Not until you’ve finally clicked that you can’t cover this up you foul corrupt cunts!
Bollocks to the money issue for a moment if Johnny Nonce has got hold of this information then he’s got the name, address, age and sex of most children in the UK readily available to him at his PC. I wonder how much that information would fetch on the nonce market.
As George Osborne pointed out after the statement, the basic duty of protecting its citizens has been royally shat on by this government who are only interested in free fucking junkets, starting wars and assfucking their diary secretaries.
It’s all very well banging on about your vision and your plans for fucking reform but could we please start with a basic level of fucking competence? Jesus fucking Christ, the Tories may have had sleaze and cocked up the ERM and shit like that but it’s not like they posted your information to the fucking world is it?
But surely, Guttersnipes, this is an isolated incident?
“More than 15,000 Standard Life customers were put at risk of fraud after a courier lost a computer disk containing personal information. The data was on a computer disk sent from the HMRC National Insurance contributions office in Newcastle to the insurer's headquarters in Edinburgh. “
That was 3rd November…. Fucking 3 weeks ago!
But surely they couldn’t have done it again?
“A laptop computer holding sensitive information was stolen from the boot of a car belonging to an HRMC worker, putting hundreds of people at risk of fraud.
inquiries by the BBC suggested the computer held data on around 400 customers with high value individual savings accounts (ISAs), at each of five different companies - including Standard Life and Liontrust.”
“Documents found in Nottingham contained sensitive information and had been stamped by HRMC.
The documents, found by a BBC reporter, included a VAT return of a man in Norwich, which showed how much he paid for the November 2005 to May 2006 period and his name and address.”
“HRMC lost sensitive account information belonging to customers of investment bank UBS Laing and Cruickshank. It lost a computer disk sent by the bank, which contained address and account details of UBS's Personal Equity Plan (Pep) investors. “
But surely not a sixth time?
“The HMRC put together a dossier on Eric Tizzard's with details including his National Insurance number, date of birth, and every address he has ever worked and lived at. But then they sent it all to the wrong person.”
Oh for fuck’s sake!
Now Darling’s head should roll for this. In fact a sample of the diced remains of Darling’s still warm corpse should be sent to each of the 7,000,000 families whose details and lives have been compromised.
Will that happen? Here’s Tyler’s take:
“And yet the Chancellor- who is already presiding over one catastrophe- remains in post. He fires a departmental manager, claiming that the tax department is in fact independent and nothing to do with him. And he remains in post.And for the next two years there's absolutely no way he can be ousted. Unlike shareholders we can't insist on it, and unlike customers, we can't take our business elsewhere.”
I’m just making sure my guns are well oiled… the only way we’ll get these cocksuckers is a good old fashioned lynching.
That's another fine mess you've got us into Darling!