UK: Council exposes details of vulnerable children and adults

It seems like only one year ago that I was posting a news story about a string of data protection breaches by employees at the Leicester City Council.

Oh wait, it was a year ago.

Now it appears that there is yet another breach.  Stowe Family Law LLP reports:

An unnamed person at Leicester City Council accidentally included a “large spreadsheet” as an attachment in emails sent to 27 different taxi firms inviting tenders to transport children living in residential homes, as well as adults with disabilities.

Once the error was uncovered the following day, council officials quickly sent a recall notice. This email said the attachment had contained “passenger information”, the BBC reports.

“Please delete this email. Please then delete the email from your “Deleted items” folder. Please do not try to open or read it.”

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