On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:56:55 +0100, =?iso-8859-1?q?Su=20Goulding?=
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>And I didn't think they had my mother's maiden name, but I later found out
that they probably do. Mind you, the world and his cat now seems to have
that information about me, which rather devalues it as an identifier,
Just to be extra pernickety - it is Friday! How do all the companies that
now hold your mother's maiden name in their various IT systems as a method
of verifying your identity make their obtaining / holding / processing of
her personal data known to her? Did they all ask you to confirm that you
had her consent?
I rang my mum before filling in the (optional) part of CRB form that asked
for her maiden name (plus all my bank details and so on) because not
essential to complete that section but CRB claims speeds up the process.
Mum asked how knowing a name that I've never used and she hasn't used
herself for almost 50 years could possibly be useful to CRB. I didn't know
the answer so left that box blank and the CRB reported back to my employer
in less than a fortnight anyway!
Kirsty E Gray
Data Protection Officer
Commission for Social Care Inspection
Note: comments for discussion and debate only and do not necessarily
reflect the corporate position of the CSCI nor constitute legal advice.
All archives of messages are stored permanently and are
available to the world wide web community at large at
If you wish to leave this list please send the command
leave data-protection to [log in to unmask]
All user commands can be found at : -
(all commands go to [log in to unmask] not the list please)