European Data Protection Digest

ICO Has "Deep Concerns" on Data Handling

DATA PROTECTION—UK

December 16, 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in Wales says it has deep concern about the way councils in Wales are handling individuals' confidential data, BBC News reports. That announcement comes after eight of Wales' 22 councils have experienced data breaches within the last three years. Big Brother Watch reported on the number of breaches through a Freedom of Information Act request. "We're talking about sensitive information going to the wrong people, and that is going to cause a lot of distress for individuals...people don't want that kind of information in the public doman, which is what could happen here," said a spokeswoman for the ICO.
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