Yet again the UK has managed to fluff it, losing a USB stick with all the logon data (yes, and passwords) to the UK Government Gateway. This holds all kinds of data about UK Citisens.

With the plan to link National ID cards to crime databases, they UK will not only give anyone who can access the databases a whole lot of personal information, but they’ll probably mail it to the local crime syndicate on USB stick, unencrypted.

Now it seems that project STORK is about linking all of these databases – across the EU! This means that the next time the UK loses this kind of data (which it most certainly will), it won’t just be UK citizens and armed forces and MI5/6 personell that are fucked, it’ll be the WHOLE EU!

How much of the EU’s data will the UK lose? • The Register.