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MP Apologizes for Privacy Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

November 4, 2011

Business Secretary Vince Cable has apologized for inappropriately disposing of unshredded documents and letters that contained personal information of constituents, The Telegraph reports. Cable admitted that it was an "unacceptable breach of privacy" and has taken "full responsibility" for the incident. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed that they have been notified by Cable and will look into the matter. Cable could face a fine of up to £500,000 by the ICO, the report states. 
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