Wow. Apparently this happened over the Thanksgiving Day holiday but I just heard about it on The Red Tape Chronicles. What is being called the worst data loss in the Information Age happened in the UK when hard drives containing data on families that receive a government child benefit were lost. It gets better, or worse depending on how you look at it. The data also contained bank account numbers. The disks were apparently lost in transit. Records on over 25 million were lost.