This video from Britain says about itself:
Paxman hosts a Newsnight discussion / cross-examination on the evening of a government confession that the personal and financial records of 25 million UK citizens have been pumped out of a central database, burnt onto a couple of compact discs, and then lost….
A Labour spokeswoman is given the unenviable task of defending the indefensible. Listen to the Cambridge prof – not only does he speak absolute sense, but you have to admire the manner in which he calmly conveys to the viewer: “We tried to tell the government not to put all the eggs in one basket, but the arrogant bastards wouldn’t listen”.
From British daily The Guardian:
FBI wants instant access to British identity data
Americans seek international database to carry iris, palm and finger prints …
The plan will make groups anxious to safeguard personal privacy question how much access to UK databases is granted to foreign law enforcement agencies. There will also be concern over security, particularly after embarrassing data losses within the UK, and accuracy: in one case, an arrest for a terror offence by US investigators used what turned out to be misidentified fingerprint matches.