UK data free-for-all. Have some
Unencrypted discs with 25 million Child Benefit records on them were handed to an accountancy firm by government auditors, it has emerged.
The National Audit Office (NAO) gave the CDs - similar to the ones lost by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officials - to accountants KPMG for auditing.
It said the discs - with bank account details on them - were delivered "by hand" to KPMG and returned safely. Link
db: What does 'returned safely' mean exactly when you're talking about CD's? The return of the original physical disk is not like getting back a locked filing cabinet. A thousand images of those CD's may exist already. But I trust KPMG ...