ICO Addresses Two Breach Cases
DATA LOSS—UKNovember 16, 2010
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has signed a formal undertaking with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following an incident where MPs' personal details were exposed for 21 hours on a parliamentary expense database. "This case highlights how any work carried out on a database must be subject to rigorous security testing before being re-launched," ICO Head of Enforcement Mike Gorrill noted in a press release. In a second incident, the ICO has determined the New Forest District Council breached the Data Protection Act by publishing planning applicants' personal information online. "We will be monitoring other local authorities to scope compliance in this area on a national level," said ICO Enforcement Group Manager Sally-Anne Poole.