European Data Protection Digest

Police Acknowledge Sending PI to Contractor

DATA LOSS—UK

April 25, 2013

During negotiations, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire police accidentally sent private information concerning 1,000 staff members to contractor G4S, Cambridge News reports. Each department notified the Information Commissioner’s Office and informed and apologised to affected staff members, claiming G4S has “responded extremely promptly and professionally,” deleting all private information from its hard drives. Still, Cambridge MP Julian Huppert expressed concern. “This is a very worrying issue and serves to highlight, once again, the danger of storing personal and confidential data,” Huppert said. “A simple mistake can lead to serious consequences.”
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