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Lawyers Allege Breach of DPA

DATA LOSS—UK

March 5, 2010

Lawyers for the former leader of the Glasgow City Council have asked the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to investigate an alleged breach of medical information, reports the Herald Scotland. They say that the council violated the Data Protection Act in reporting the councilor had a chemical dependency. The council denies that it released such information. "The council believes it has complied with the terms of the Data Protection Act and will deal with any complaint on that basis," said a spokesperson. The ICO confirmed that it had received a complaint and said, "We are looking into the complaint to establish the full facts."
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