European Data Protection Digest

ICO Fines Charity, Investigates Council

DATA LOSS—UK

October 11, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a social care charity for a breach involving lost documents on four children, BBC News reports. A charity spokesperson said it has taken steps to “tighten procedures” after documents on four children went missing. Meanwhile, the ICO is looking into a possible data security breach at Essex County Council. The council experienced a breach in August involving the personal data of 400 individuals.
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