It seems this government is totally incapable of dealing with data according to this BBC report, even data sent to us by the Dutch police about very serious criminals. All the more reason that those of a libertarian persuasion, of whichever hue, should support NO2ID.
It seems that on this occasion the disc, containing the data, didn't actually disappear, oh no, it just went into a civil servant's desk drawer prior to him/her going off on a lengthy stint of sick leave. That's alright then.
As a sign of how serious the Home Office are taking this latest cock up staff are "believed to be discussing whether to make a statement". Well, don't bother if you really can't be arsed.