UK: Dumped pupil records and lost ipads among Stoke City Council data breaches

As always, we need to consider whether breaches are actually increasing or if it’s a matter of breach awareness and disclosure increasing. In any event, there are too many avoidable “human error” breaches, it seems:

Pupil records found dumped in a country lane and 20 missing ipads are among dozens of Stoke City Council data breaches, a StaffsLive investigation has revealed.

There has been a sharp rise in cases involving the loss or breach of sensitive or personal data held by the city council.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that there were 21 breaches in 2012, 18 in 2011 and seven in 2010.

This compares to six in 2009 and just two in 2008.

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