UK: Data leak fears raised over dumped Portsmouth City Council computers ‘that may have not been wiped’

Fiona Callingham reports:

Portsmouth City Council could face hefty fines under General Data Protection Regulations after it was discovered that for the past two years contractors have not been obliged to erase data when removing old computer drives.

Auditors revealed the discrepancy in a report that was discussed at today’s governance and audit and standards committee. They were unsure if any drives were affected due to council records that were deemed ‘not sufficient.’

Read more on The News. Some of these drives may have been encrypted, so this may not be a total nightmare, although what do they mean by “encrypted,” right?

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