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A grave incident has led to the theft of a database containing information on all compulsory car insurance policies in Israel since 1985. The information was stored on a backup disk maintained by "Ron Bina", the company that administers the database of statistical car insurance information in Israel, and was stolen from a motorcycle driven by a courier of the company. The company hired the services of a private investigator in order to track down the disk. The stolen database contains information on almost all adults in Israel, including license plate numbers, insurance policy numbers, insurance premium payments and claims. The company and the Ministry of Finance indicated that the database does not include the data subjects’ national ID numbers and that a designated computer system is required in order to gain access to the data. Source: Globes (in Hebrew, by Ron Stein).