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Council breaches privacy rights

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Basildon Borough Council has taken a £150k rap from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for publishing personal details about a family of travellers on the planning pages of its website. The information, which covered the family’s disability requirements (including mental health issues), names, ages and the location of their home,… Read more »

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M&S customer info exposed in brief technical glitch

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Well-known retailer Marks & Spencer took its website offline for a couple of hours last week after complaints by customers that they could see personal data belonging to other people as they shopped. Marks & Spencer has denied that it was the victim of a hack attack and is instead… Read more »

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London hospital mistakenly exposes HIV clinic attendee details

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A security breach affecting a London clinic has revealed the identities of nearly 800 people who attended HIV clinics. The cause of the breach? Simple human error. Names were included for all to see in an email newsletter; the document was sent to all recipients as a group message rather… Read more »

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Rochdale Council breaches Data Protection Act with loss of memory stick

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Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has become the latest local authority to be named and shamed after it lost an unencrypted memory stick that contained the details of 18,000 residents. According to ComputerWeekly.com, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found the council in breach of the Data Protection Act but is… Read more »

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