We continually tell our so called domiciled corporations, that we do not approve of off shoring our jobs, so now, they have decided to off shore our vital and very private details...to India, and thus every spammer in the world.
Are we in a position to sue our own governments for giving away our private details, to dangerous fraudsters.
Government Agrees To Indian Move For British Driver Data
The government agrees to allow IBM to undertake a ‘Passage to India’ for personal data belonging to British drivers
The government has apparently ‘secretly agreed’ with IBM that sensitive personal data on all 43 million drivers in the UK can be accessed offshore in India.
The data move is part of cost cutting measure by IBM, not the Government, according to a report in the Observer.
The move was revealed after IBM, which runs the congestion charge zone for Transport for London (TfL), lobbied for a change to allow the data to be moved to a cheaper storage location.
The move is controversial because sensitive data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), including credit card details, home addresses and registration plates, will now be moved outside the UK.
The government apparently approved the decision following a review by ministers.
However it seems the decision was not publicly announced, and the Observer cited union sources from the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union as saying that it appears neither IBM nor DVLA were planning to tell anyone about it.
The government reportedly approved the decision despite an IBM risk assessment that warned of the risk to the security of sensitive data. It was also feared the changes would reduce the ability of staff to quickly deal with problems in congestion zone systems.
The move of British driver data to India is expected to be completed by 18 May.