The UK has managed to lose two CDs with lots of very private information on around 15 million of its subjects. These CDs contained the personal information of all people collecting child benefits and were lost as a result of them being sent untracked by courier. They never arrived at their destination and were sent without a tracking number.
The potential for identity theft related crimes is huge.
And this is the government that wants you to entrust even more of your private data to them with national ID cards.