Tuesday 17 October 2017

700 drivers suffer data breach on site

MORE than 700 motorists renewing or applying for a driving licence have been hit with a data protection breach, where comments and contact details could be seen by other users of a website.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) last night confirmed that the website of the National Driver Licence Service had experienced technical problems.

The issue emerged yesterday and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner was informed, the RSA said.

While there was no issue surrounding financial information motorists were nonetheless being contacted.

"The RSA sincerely apologises to its customers for the inconvenience this may have caused," it said.

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