European Data Protection Digest

ICO Finds Three Organizations in Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

August 27, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office has found three organizations in breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA). DSG International failed to properly dispose of customer records, CRN reports, after eight customer credit agreements containing financial information were found in a dumpster near one of the company's outlet stores. The company has signed a formal undertaking to prevent future breaches, the report states. Yorkshire Building Society has also signed a formal undertaking after an unencrypted laptop was stolen from an employee's home. Meanwhile, the ICO has also found Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust in breach of the DPA after it lost 100 patient records.
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