Sunday, 27 January 2008

HMRC Get Better And Better

Following on from the "inadvertent" loss of 25 million personal records, it appears that good old Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have decided that online tax filing is not as secure as they may have indicated in the past (see BBC link). High profile celebrities, MPs and the Royal Family will not be allowed to post online. I have a feeling that HMRC will be moving to force all of us in the UK who submit a tax return to submit the return online in the future, so the implication is that it's OK to lose the records and compromise the personal and finanical identity of the general public (without recourse, by the way).

Is data security that bad? I really hope not, as our future depends on it.

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