European Data Protection Digest

Breaches Plague Councils, Police Force

DATA LOSS—UK

December 2, 2011

In light of news about North Somerset Council's breach of the Data Protection Act by sending sensitive e-mails to the wrong people, Big Brother Watch has revealed 16 breaches by the same council in three years, Mercury 24 reports, and 100 breaches by London councils in general. Eighteen of London's 33 councils admitted to 113 cases of lost or stolen data, the report states. Meanwhile, two police workers have been fired and another has resigned as the result of 85 breaches of data protection in Wales' four police forces, BBC News reports. 
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