With investigations into Identity Theft within government departments, is it any wonder why many think that a single unifying, all-knowing and all-pervasive database may not be altogether a good idea....
It emerged at the end of last year that the identities of up to 13,000 civil servants from the Department for Work and Pensions had been stolen and used in tax credit fraud.
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"Obviously, 99.9 per cent of civil servants will be honest but it only takes a tiny minority to be working with criminals and passing on details for there to be a very significant problem," he said.
Further details on the identity theft are on the BBC News website