European Data Protection Digest

Council Fined for Data Breach

DATA LOSS—EU

June 6, 2013

A UK Council has been fined for breaching the Data Protection Act, eSecurity Planet reports. The council has been ordered to pay 70,000 GBP after a council employee sent a letter including personal details about an adopted child to a birth mother. The breach was caused by the council’s “underlying failure to have a clear policy and process for checking such correspondence, and relevant training for their staff.”
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