European Data Protection Digest

Hackney Council Website Releases Citizens’ PI

DATA BREACH—UK

February 28, 2013

An investigation by the Hackney Citizen has found that the Hackney Council inadvertently released the personal data of more than 30 of its residents on its website. Among the data released were addresses, phone numbers and names on petitions and licensing requests that were improperly blacked-out prior to being posted online. The council was alerted to the breach before the article’s publication, and the newspaper has also informed the Information Commissioner’s Office of the situation.
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