Government loses pension-data

Revenue & Customs, the government department responsible for collecting taxes, has admitted losing personal-details of more than 6,500-people. The details were lost at an office of HMRC in Cardiff, the capital and largest city in Wales, after a data cartridge went missing in September, an HMRC spokesperson said.

HMRC said in a statement on Tuesday: "We are taking this loss extremely seriously and have done everything possible to locate the data cartridge. We would like to apologize to all those affected."

In November, HMRC admitted to losing the details, including bank account information, of 25 million people claiming and receiving child benefits, while, earlier this week, the Driving Standards Agency admitted to compromising personal details of 3 million driver's test candidates.

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