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UK: Council apologizes for free school meals payment data breach

Email gaffes are still a thing, too.  Kevin O’Sullivan reports: A Scottish local authority has apologised for a data breach after sending details of 600 free school meals claimants to ‘multiple’ email accounts. Scottish Borders council sent out the email in an IT blunder as it tried to contact 1,300 residents to inform them...

Norwegian DPA issues fine to Municipality of Indre Østfold

As seen on the European Data Protection Board (EDPB): The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has fined the Municipality of Indre Østfold EUR 20 000 (NOK 200,000) for a confidentiality violation. Personal data that should have been restricted was available to unauthorized persons. The Municipality of Indre Østfold, formerly the Municipality of Askim, published the...

NC: SSA first sends confidential records to the wrong people, then refuses credit monitoring

Nate Morabito reports: Despite mistakenly sending confidential personal records to the wrong people, the Social Security Administration refused to offer free credit monitoring to those whose identities were compromised, but the federal agency appears to now have changed its stance. As we reported Friday, several people from Charlotte confirmed SSA sent their original documents...