Job club firm loses thousands of details
A4e, the company that runs League of Gentlemen-style job clubs and administers the Home Office test for would-be citizens, has apologised to 24,000 people whose details were on a laptop stolen from one of its staff.
A4e said it had written to 24,000 people in Hull and Leicester to warn them, but it believes the risk of illegal use of the details is low. The individuals were all users of two community legal centres.
The laptop was stolen from a staff member's home. Data included names, postcodes, dates of birth and possible court awards.
A4e said anyone worried about the loss should make a free call to 0808 156 6460.
You can try the bizarre test to see if you would qualify as a UK citizen here. ®
Not exactly breaking new ground here, but...
Why the f#ck was this data on a laptop sitting in someones front room?
How does knowing how many people identified themselves as Muslims in 2009 qualify me as a citizen?
Surely there should be more questions like :
You see some hoodies, do you :
A) Run away
B) Get your head kicked in
C) Pull your coat hood up over your head and try to blend in
The hoodies are vandalising a car, do you :
A) Run away
B) Shout "Oi you louts, get lost" and wave your arms threateningly
C) Waste your time and energy phoning the police
After following B in the previous question, what will happen :
A) Your head gets kicked in while one of them films it on a stolen mobile.
B) You get successfully sued by the hoodies for threatening behaviour and the mental trauma they suffered.
C) They laugh at you and ignore you.
33% - I failed. I'd better get out!