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Main question of the Day

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posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 02:54 PM
Can we trust the goverment to hold onto our personal details?

25milion Benifit details
7500 Driver licence details
1500 Standerd life details of customerss lost and risk of fraud
Work pension (ex contractor kept onto personal details)

now 25million Learner details

and to think they want all our details in one place on a ID card
and they have all these breaches (what a joke)


Millions of learner drivers' details lost

The details of three million candidates for the driving theory test have gone missing, Ruth Kelly has told MPs.
Names, addresses and phone numbers - but not financial data - were among details on a computer hard drive which went missing in the US in May.

It belonged to a contractor to the Driving Standards Agency, the transport secretary told MPs.

It is the latest in a series of data losses since discs with 25m people's details on were lost by HM Revenue.

Ms Kelly said the details of learner drivers had been formatted specifically for the contractor, Pearson's, and was not readily accessible or usable by third parties.

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posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 11:02 AM
IMO there's a large element of misdirection here Bodrul.

It's not a question of Gov as such, it's a sign of the technologically reliant society we live now in.

That (and most of all) the fact that 'we' the voting taxpayer continually vote for political parties who promise us everything on the cheap and who continually beguile us with BS about how so much Gov spending is just waste and how the private sector can always do it so much better/cheaper.

Let's not forget that the child benefit data etc etc may well have been lost by a private courier company.

How many personal details have been leaked to the private sector and/or lost by them that we don't get to hear about?

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by sminkeypinkey

well whom ever they trust with our information
they just lost 6500 more.

now most those details are just addresses and names and so on
but then again with ID cards they will almost have everything on us in one place
that if lost or stolen will be a Fraudsters wet dream


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