Top Tory ‘lost voters’ personal info’ days before ID fraud week

Anna Leach reports:

Just days before the start of National Identity Fraud Prevention Week on Monday, the Prime Minister’s chief policy advisor Oliver Letwin has been snapped binning what appear to be documents containing personal information in a public park.

The discarded documents are said to include the addresses of Letwin’s constituents in West Dorset, which could expose them to identity fraud. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) confirmed that it will investigate the incident under the Data Protection Act.

Photographs of Letwin binning the paperwork were published by the Mirror, which says it found 100 or more documents ditched in bins in St James’ Park.

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