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Council Data on 2,400 Residents Leaked Via Spreadsheets

DATA LOSS—UK

July 26, 2012

Responding to a Freedom of Information request, the Islington Borough Council inadvertently leaked personal data of 2,376 residents—including individuals’ names, marital status and sexuality, Information Age reports. The FOI request was filed by WhatDoTheyKnow.com, which publishes FOI requests on a publicly available website. The breach was identified by an employee of the organization that operates the website. The group then notified the council and the Information Commissioner’s Office. This is the second incident involving the Islington council this year.
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