There's lots of convention, often becoming more stringent when money is
involved.  It probably should not be disproportionate to the value of
the data - although some on this will probably disagree with that one
I'm sure.

I think you probably have more licence now than ever to make sure people
are who they say they are.  My only request would be that you open with
the phrase 'in order to identify you' rather than 'for the purpose of
data protection', which always sounds to me like a script rather than
actual comprehension of the reasons for clear authentication.


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Sent: 29 November 2007 07:59
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Subject: [data-protection] questions asked to confirm identify of caller

Is there any guidance around that details questions to be put to
telephone callers (to confirm their identity) prior to releasing any
details over the phone?
Lee Henley 

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