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Head of Finnish transport safety agency resigns over concerns about online driving licence data security

Friday 14 December 2018 | 11:28 CET | News
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications said that Mia Nykopp has resigned as director-general of transport safety agency Trafi following concerns about the security of its public driver information service. She said she was stepping down to calm the situation and restore trust. The online service allowed people to look up whether or not someone had a valid driving licence, but Trafi disconnected all its electronic services on 09 December 2018.

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Countries: Finland
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