Thursday, 13 March 2008

MoD: Missing our Data?

"The Ministry of Defence is at the centre of a new security row after it emerged an 'extraordinary' 11,000 military ID cards were lost or stolen in the past two years," reports Sky News.

Given that the armed forces number about 190,000 personnel, that works out at a loss rate of about 3%. For a country the size of the UK - 60 million people - that 3% rate would mean a staggering 1.8 million cards lost a year.

And the price of replacing a lost card? £30.

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