HMRC's lost disks turn up...on Ebay.

Bids were rolling in on the online auction site Ebay for an item listed as "child benefit cd x 2 millions of personal details" The item has subsequently been removed from the auction site.

This follows yesterday's revelation that a junior official at HMRC was free to dump the entire contents of the Child Benefit database on to a couple of CDs without any form of internal control or safeguard.

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