UK: Council guilty of data breach by posting identities online

A council has been accused of putting residents who report litter and graffiti at risk from the perpetrators after the authority breached data protection laws by posting online the identities of those providing the tip-offs.

Data protection watchdogs at the Information Commissioner’s Office have deemed that York Council has broken guidelines after it emerged the authority’s online system allows the public to view all reported incidents and the name of the person who provided the details.

Read more on Yorkshire Post.

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