European Data Protection Digest

ICO To Meet with Councils to Discuss “Underlying Problems”

DATA PROTECTION—UK

December 20, 2012

Following breaches at four local councils, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to meet with representatives from the councils to discuss their approach to data protection, Out-Law.com reports. The ICO recently fined Leeds City Council, Plymouth City Council, Devon City Council and the London Borough of Lewisham a combined total of 300,000 GBP for separate data breach incidents. “There is clearly an underlying problem with data protection in local government, and we will be meeting with stakeholders from across the sector to discuss how we can support them in addressing these problems,” said Information Commissioner Christopher Graham.
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