European Data Protection Digest

Council Agrees to Increased Data Protection Security

DATA PROTECTION—UK

April 11, 2013

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has agreed to improve its data security practices after two separate privacy breaches in 2012. Public Service reports that in both breaches, personal data was accidently given out by a council employee. The Information Commissioner's Office confirmed the agreement, adding that the breaches, which occurred in April and May of 2012, could be attributed to a "general lack of data protection awareness and training.”
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