This is the same government that wants all of our medical data.
Hackers that breached US government databases stole the personal information of at least 21.5 million people, officials said on Thursday.
Those affected include government job applicants, federal contractors, and over a million of their partners, the Office of Personnel Management said.
The figure is more than five times higher than the number of people that were feared to have been affected.
The data breach, which came to light in April, was widely blamed on China.