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'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

LucreLout Silver badge

Re: The Online Opt-Out Does Not Work Either

I still do not see how they (UK authorities etc) can keep on failing at this simple stuff.

Because trite phrases such as "lessons will be learned" or "investing in public services" don't actually mean anything in the real world.

You invest in things that pay you a fiscal return - you spend on things that you want/need that don't. Hence, the correct term was always "spending on public services" - there's no investing in them.

Lessons, as they relate to public life, are only ever learned when heads have rolled, which, of course, they never do. Which is why nothing improves, and state ran/owned/influenced IT continues to be a joke, with a perfect track record of failure.

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