European Data Protection Digest

ICO Report Gives Council Poor Rating

DATA PROTECTION—UK

September 27, 2012

After recent data protection blunders at the Dumfries and Galloway council, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an independent report of the council’s privacy practices, giving it the second worst rating and a list of 41 recommendations for improvement. The ICO has given the council six months to comply with all but two of the recommendations. A working group has been formed to implement an action plan. Labour group leader Ronnie Nicholson called the council’s attempts to address privacy failings “shambolic,” saying the council needs to act quickly to address the recommendations.
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