Bungling council fined £60,000 after child neglect data protection breach

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Legal

A bungling council that sent a sensitive child neglect report to the wrong person has been fined £60,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The report sent out by Plymouth City council included highly sensitive personal information and allegations of child neglect about two parents and four children. An investigation by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) found that the council had failed to take reasonable steps to ensure reports were checked before they were...

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