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Letter: Identity shame.

Byline: STEVE KIRKHAM

IN 2007 alone, according to official figures obtained by Nick Clegg MP, 37 million pieces of personal information were lost, mainly be the government.

Into 2008 and every military recruit for a decade has his or her details stolen in Edgbaston and yet red-faced bunglers fail to own up to this security nightmare for nearly a fortnight, presumably in the hope that a laptop might turn up.

Will the last Sunday Mercury supporter of compulsory ID cards identify themselves - if only so that their details can be mislaid?

STEVE KIRKHAM, Kings Heath, Birmingham
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 27, 2008
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