Originally Posted by Mugge
I would be less concerned about the blame and more about where the data went.
Yeah your right. Unfortunately as soon as an unauthorised person has the data, i imagine your chance of tracking it is pretty low. You may recover the original, but there are probably 30 copies by that point.
Government generally have awful contracts so the likely hood is that although a huge mega corporation will take on the deal, the person actually looking after the data will the Jims Data Co. who barely understands how a computer operates.