“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Thursday, June 15, 2006
DVLA nets £6m from sale of motorist details
It seems that the government has a new stealth tax and privacy outrage rolled into one (thanks, Dave!):
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has revealed that it made more than £6m last year selling access to the names and addresses of motorists to private sector companies such as wheel clamper, bailiffs and debt collection agencies.