Following the recent revelations that both the UK and Scottish Government lost valuable personal data of UK citizens in the post, North East Fife Member of Parliament, Sir Menzies Campbell has repeated his call for the controversial national ID Card scheme to be scrapped.
“This is an example of Government mismanagement and mal-administration both north and south of the border,” said Sir Menzies.
“It is outrageous that such valuable personal information found its way on to two CD’s, but that it was simply stuck in the post and not recorded is astonishing.
“Further to this, the Scottish Executive’s disclosure that it had also lost personal information, this time of 200 NHS staff, really does raise the question of whether there is a suitable procedure in place by authorities to handle and deal with such sensitive information. Although the package has now been found, the panic was not reassuring.”
Concluding, Menzies Campbell said, “These events cast serious doubts on the Government’s ability to manage the vast amounts of our information which would be involved in a National Identity card scheme.”