An appeal hearing has overturned a £250,000 fine for Scottish Borders Council over data protection failings.
The Information Commissioner’s Office issued the Monetary Penalty Notice (MPN) in September last year.
SBC paid the fine to get a 20% discount but lodged an appeal saying the scale of it was “very disappointing”.
A four-day hearing of the Information Tribunal ruled there were insufficient grounds to justify the MPN and that the money paid should be refunded.
Read more on BBC. There is no notice on the ICO’s web site at the time of this posting.