Information Age reports:
A data breach at Dumfries and Galloway Council was reported just hours after the council announced a new data protection policy.
The Scottish local council announced yesterday that it had approved a new data protection policy, having suffered two significant data breaches last year.
In one incident, salary information about 9,000 council employees was accidentally published online. In the other, contact details of child minders were sent to wrong recipient.
However, soon after the new data protection policy was announced, the BBC reported (here) that the council had suffered a new breach last week. Confidential files were found by a tourist in a car park where they had been dropped by a social worker.
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