Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Dispatches- UK- Pension Records Exposed

December 1, 2007

By Michael T. Spadea

15,000 Pension Records Exposed


Unencrypted data on a CD relating to pension information for 15,000 people disappeared on Nov. 9 while in transit from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Service and the financial services company Standard Life. The victims have been notified. The exposed personal data includes surnames and initials, as well as National Insurance numbers, birth dates and pension plan numbers.

Michael Spadea is a London-based privacy attorney. He may be reached at mspadea@gmail.com, or at +44 (077) 80624543.