Can the state keep our data safe? CIF! (and that does not stand for Comment Is Free - for the benefit of the Grauniads amongst us!).
This story is an example of errors that can occur. Note that the mishap is blamed on 'human error' - we can't have the system blamed, can we? Yet why was the system not designed to negate such 'human error', something which the Chief Constable of Gwent Police is now 'rectifying' by 'tightening' system security.
Never mind GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) it seems that 'garbage' is now in charge of data retention systems!
H/T: IanPJ on Politics