£5 per entry
Well the price of a 'Number plate to Address conversion' is apparent worth £5 a pop according to the DVLA. So think what all these magic details are worth per person!
And they trust all this data to Junior naval officers? It only takes one of them to cash in on that data and it's lost.
Hey, just set up shop, sell the data on people who applied for Navy jobs to any company that wants it. There's always data held by government that commercial companies would like to get their hands on for their own commercial gain, if the DVLA can do it, then why not the Navy?
If car parking companies can make a business out of fining people who park in Tescos and the DVLA makes it an automated system so that it can be very very profitable, then think what new business opportunities can be created by selling their bank, and health data?
You could sell it to insurance companies that want to avoid risk takers (applying for army? Risk taker!).
You could sell it to drug companies that want to test risky drugs. (Where will we find people who take risks? I know Army recruitment has a database for sale).
You could sell it to anti-war groups who want to target soldiers with propaganda.
You could sell it to litigation companies who want to sue for 'Gulf War Syndrome'.
The opportunities are endless! It's double plus Blair goodness!