Experian and benefit fraud

Roland Perry lists at internetpolicyagency.com
Wed Aug 11 17:39:31 BST 2010

In article <4C628114.2060206 at andros.org.uk>, Andrew McLean 
<lists at andros.org.uk> writes
>I think my main concern about the latest proposal is information 
>leakage to the Credit Reference agencies. Even if they don't directly 
>exploit the information they are provided in order to carry out this 
>exercise, might they be able to exploit "derived data"?

If they were allowed to, it might be tempting for agencies to reveal to 
their lender-clients that a person had fallen on hard times. Arguably 
those persons ought to tell the lenders this anyway (in some sort of 
"utmost good faith" sense), but there are some transparency issues.
Roland Perry

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