Wednesday, 12 December 2007

And Yet another UK Government Data Breach

It's the same old recipe...Take one UK Government department, a couple of Discs, copy thousands of records containing sensitive personal data of UK citizens on the Discs unencrypted and then post.

Don't these people ever learn!

This time it was the turn of Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland who dispatched two discs by Parcelforce on either 20th or 21st November. The discs holding around 6,000 people's personal details, never arrived at the intended destination, namely the DVLC Headquarters in Swansea.

The head of the DVA said the information was not encrypted and included the details of 7,685 vehicles and more than 6,000 vehicle keepers. The data included the keeper's name, address, registration mark of the vehicle, chassis number, make and colour. The DVA also said they were not optimistic that the discs would ever be found.

I'm not even going to post any more on this, in fear of repeating myself, just read my last post made last Friday...

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