UK: Council’s data blunder branded ‘sloppy’ by FoI expert

Another case where a FOI (freedom of information) response exposed too much:

A data blunder which saw the council release sensitive staff information has been branded ‘sloppy and embarrassing’ by the recipient.

Roger Gill originally submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Horsham District Council after receiving no response to a complaint about Acorn Plus refuse lorries reversing in his Horsham road.

However, after a lengthy email exchange with council staff he was then sent the sensitive information that the council has admitted breached the Data Protection Act 1998.

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