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Today's government data loss comes courtesy of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in Swansea.

The agency sent out 1, 215 surveys which included names, addresses, birth dates, license numbers, and motoring offences.

Only trouble is that at least 100 went to the wrong addresses. The envelopes were addressed to the correct person but the information inside was for another driver. The DVLA blamed human error rather than lackadaisical attitudes to data security for the screw-up.

The agency is getting in touch with all recipients of the survey to apologise for the error and advise on what action to take.

A dedicated phone line has also been set up - call 0800 085 2333 if you received one of the surveys.

The BBC has more here. ®

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