So let's all glory in this case-study of human interaction with supposedly secure systems - where the human is always the weakest link:
An internal investigation at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has found that civil servants are colluding with organised criminals to steal personal identities on "an industrial scale".
Ministers have been privately warned that the investigation will show that hundreds of thousands of stolen personal details have been ripped off from official databases, often with inside help. Key personal details such as national insurance numbers can be used to commit benefit fraud, set up false bank accounts and obtain official documents such as passports.
Goodness - the only thing worse would be if corrupt civil servants had access to all of our biometric information as well.