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#188986 - 17th Dec 2007 8:05pm Millions of L-driver details lost
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Originally Posted By: bbc news
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 no financial information - were among details on a computer hard drive which went missing in the US in May.

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

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

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

Risks 'not substantial'

She said the details were not sent in the post - but the hard drive had not been found where it had been expected to be, in the "secure facility" in Iowa.

She said the information commission had judged the risks presented by the loss were not "substantial" and there was no need to notify each person individually.

The details did not include bank account details, National Insurance numbers, driving licence numbers or dates of birth, she said.


More lost details tut

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7147715.stm


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#189029 - 18th Dec 2007 5:21pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Pomp]
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Yeh this is just getting ridiculous now mad
And i suspect its going to get even worse.
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#189044 - 18th Dec 2007 5:52pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Mark]
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
candidates who took their driving theory test between September 2004 and April 2007.


That'll be me then smack


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MISSING DRIVERS' DETAILS
Name
Address
Phone number
Fee paid
Test centre
Payment code
E-mail where provided
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#189046 - 18th Dec 2007 5:54pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: BMW Joe]
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I wonder if you will get a letter about it?
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#189047 - 18th Dec 2007 5:58pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Mark]
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This is a quote from another forum about this topic......

"this learner driver issue happened 10 months ago in america, it just took a while for us (and mps) to find out about it."

So you probs would have had a letter by now, ill be on that list aswell lol.

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#189049 - 18th Dec 2007 6:17pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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the BBC says there is a dedicated advice line for anyone concerned.

Won't be happy if I get dodgy phone calls, letters or emails!!
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#189084 - 18th Dec 2007 11:23pm Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: BMW Joe]
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there's just one thing in all of this im confused about... y were those details over in america in the first place?

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#189089 - 19th Dec 2007 12:28am Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Davey_Martin]
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mmmmmmmmmm i dont evan want to know why these details was in america it scares the livin daylights outta me that people can be so careless wen it comes to things like this look at a while ago wen all the CSA details went missing its just gettin unreal.

People need to start bein more carefull and rememberin wot is happenin to these important details wen they go from department to department iv herd of things goin missin in internal mail but come on these are important and vital details it cant be right and i bet no one gets punished either which is wrong

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#189092 - 19th Dec 2007 12:33am Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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this goverment is about as much use as fort knox in die hard with a vengence..
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#189094 - 19th Dec 2007 12:35am Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: SoundLad]
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Originally Posted By: SoundLad
this goverment is about as much use as fort knox in die hard with a vengence..




yup you got in one matey thumbsup

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#189138 - 19th Dec 2007 8:06am Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Davey_Martin
there's just one thing in all of this im confused about... y were those details over in america in the first place?
It was a data agency they use over there, for what purpose who knows??
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#189307 - 20th Dec 2007 3:21am Re: Millions of L-driver details lost [Re: Mark]
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lol good old brittish goverment cant organise a piss up in a brewery its just all a laffin stock i think the prople the chuckle brothers come to mind

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