This morning, the infamous online hacking group LulzSec issued a statement claiming to have obtained a copy of the entire 2011 Census database. Big Brother Watch Director Daniel Hamilton has written an piece for The Commentator responding to the news:
"The claims this morning from increasingly infamous hacking group LulzSec that they have obtained a copy of the entire 2011 Census are profoundly concerning.
"They come, however, as no surprise to Big Brother Watch who have for months been warning the public about the risks of this information falling into the wrong hands.
"If these rumours are proved to be correct, it will demonstrate that each and every one of the commitments made by the Office of the National Statistics about the safety and security of their databases was entirely bogus."