Bungling councils fined over £300,000 for data protection breaches

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

The Information Commissioner has said that councils have an "underlying problem with data protection" after a year in which local authorities have paid out over £300,000 in fines for losing personal data. Leeds City Council, Plymouth City Council and Devon County Council have all been hit with large fines this year after bungling staff sent details of child care cases out to the wrong recipients. The London Borough of Lewisham was issued a penalty of £70,000 after social work papers we...

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