If National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is on your doorstep, it’s probably not best to get caught binning private documents in local park bins. Unfortunately for David Cameron’s chief policy advisor, Oliver Letwin, this is precisely what happened. Letwin was recently snapped throwing away constituents’ letters and other documents in St. James’ Park.
Although Downing Street insists that none of the information was sensitive nor is this common practice for No. 10, some of the papers did contain personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an inquiry.