UK: Basildon Council staff personal data published online

Details of an Essex council’s entire workforce were released online in a “serious security breach”, it has said.

Names, dates of birth, sickness information and work contact numbers for Basildon Council’s staff of “about 1,000” were published on the internet.

A council worker spotted the breach on Monday and the details were removed by Tuesday, the council said.

Police are investigating. The council believes data held by a contractor was put out by a third party.

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