NHS Number

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Mon Jan 10 18:06:56 GMT 2011

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 06:00:43PM +0000, Roland Perry wrote:
> In article <51892E35-A27E-46A9-B499-0413693F7E4B at batten.eu.org>, Ian  
> Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> writes

>> Did you manage to get them to tell you why they wanted it?

> Sorry I should have said. It was obvious to all concerned - they were  
> doing a credit check. I expect they would claim that the NI number helps  
> identify the individual, but Experian knows where I live and will have  
> no difficulty in matching my name and address to their credit records.

Unless there are several different ways of writing your address in the
various databases out there, in which case automated systems can have
rather more trouble than is desirable.

More information about the ukcrypto mailing list