Belfast city councillors’ bank details disclosed in data foul-up

Amanda Poole reports on another case where a response for records results in a data breach:

Belfast city councillors were forced to cancel their bank cards last night after a major security breach in which a council worker accidentally released all their personal information to a member of the public.

An internal investigation is now under way at Belfast City Council following the disclosure of the councillors’ bank details, home addresses, personal phone numbers, car registrations and national insurance numbers.

A telephone request had been made to the City Hall for the names, electoral wards and email addresses of all 51 councillors.

But a member of staff disclosed a full array of personal details in a spreadsheet.

Read more on Belfast Telegraph and BBC.

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