Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Three million L-drivers hit in lost data fiasco

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 2:19am GMT 18/12/2007

The personal details of three million learner drivers have been lost by the Government, ministers have admitted. Data went missing 'in a routine operation'
Further fiascos could see civil servants jailed. Private information held on teenagers and other people taking the driving theory test - including their names, addresses and phone numbers - have gone missing from a company in America.
Details of the people that sat the driving theory test between September 2004 and April 2007 were lost
In the latest such blunder by the Government, Ruth Kelly, the Transport Secretary, disclosed that the files held on a hard disc drive were lost at a facility in Iowa City last May.


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