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Dec 20 2007   10:21PM GMT

Who’s sorry now? Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

gordon_brown.gif Storage disks containing names, addresses, birthdates and national insurance numbers for 25 million British adults and children disappeared on route to the government’s audit agency. The disks were password protected but the information on them was not encrypted.

Prime Minister Brown said “I profoundly regret and apologize for the inconvenience and worries that have been caused to millions of families. We have a duty to do everything that we can to protect the public.”

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