Over this side of the water, one of our cabinet ministers found a better way; he dumped his confidential correspondence in the wastepaper bins as he walked through the park. Not very secure, though, once the tabloid journalists found them
BTW: The Comments count above says 44, but there are only 23 (well, 24 now). WIHIH?
Two policies that cancel each other out creating the illusion that you are doing something.
Are they a branch of the Federal Government? I say this cause I worked for the company that investigated the Exxon Valdez incident. I was told that there were 2 regulations that came out of that incident to "Prevent it from ever happening again". Both rules were complete opposites of the other thus cancelling each other out.
This happened in real life. We had a cigar store in a heritage building, with the sign displaying ... cigar. This sign violated health regulations against smoking advertising. And removal the sign would violate bylaws against alteration of outside of heritage buildings. It happened about ten years ago ... do not recall how the dilemma ended.