UK: Address mistake causes data breach
James Illingworth reports:
An investigation has been launched after a Wigan resident was sent confidential tax documents due to a civil service mix-up.
Barron Roberts raised the alarm after receiving the bundle containing a dozen forms with personal information relating to borough households through the post this week.
Read more on Wigan Today. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is investigating the incident. The confidential documents included:
information such as names, addresses, national insurance numbers and, on a few occasions, previous court judgements relating to council tax issues for a dozen borough residents.