The Irish Times reports this morning that insurance companies are too see the driving records of all customers held by the government. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...329606945.html
Why is personal information that is held by the government being passed on to private companies? It is either in the public domain or it is not! Apparently this complies with data protection legislation, if so, that legislation needs tightening up but it still does not excuse the principle of selectively issuing confidential data to private concerns which are beyond the discipline of the civil service.
The Department of Transport says the Irish Insurance Federation has paid part of the cost of the new electronic sharing system, which it says is compliant with data protection law.
I can well imagine that our Leo is delighted that somebody is prepared to pay to rob the individual of yet another piece of their dignity and privacy.