"The private details of thousands of children were found on a memory stick dropped by a council worker.
The device, which was found by a member of the public, was reported missing but the employee told Leeds City Council it did not contain sensitive information.
In fact it included the names, dates of birth, ethnicity and contact details for about 5,000 nursery-age children living in the Leeds area.
The council has apologised and started an investigation.
The stick, which was found in a second-hand car, also contained confidential information about child protection and whether or not the children's parents claimed state benefits."
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
How bad will it be when ContactPoint goes live?
In a forewarning of how bad things are probably going to get when the children's database ContactPoint goes live, the BBC are reporting: