UK: Borough council probed in potential mass data breach

PSE reports:

A Nottinghamshire borough council has been investigated by police after it was potentially the site of a mass breach of data protection laws.

Police were notified in September after a confidential email sent to Broxtowe Borough Council which made allegations about a member of staff’s conduct was sent to all 730 staff. Police confirmed that while they could identify no offences in the matters raised in the email, the act of sending the email itself may breach the Data Protection Act.

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