European Data Protection Digest

Sensitive Documents Found in Dump

DATA LOSS—UK

August 15, 2013

Scotland’s Aberdeen City Council has ordered an investigation after “extremely sensitive” child welfare documents were found at a dump, The Scotsman reports. The documents included home addresses, medical details and other personal information, the report states. The council called for an investigation after an official for Aberdeen Central announced the breach. He noted, “Any breach of data protection is a serious matter, but social work records are often extremely sensitive and it would be extremely worrying if this allegation turns out to be true.”
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