UK: EPPING FOREST: Fraud fears after council blunder

Here’s another breach reported last month in the U.K., reported by Daniel Binns:

An embarrassing blunder by the district council has led to confidential information about men applying for taxi licences being published on its website, in a move which the Government says could put them at risk of identity theft.

National insurance numbers, addresses, phone numbers, photographs, driving licence information, criminal convictions and other personal details of five men due to go before a private committee meeting were all splashed on Epping Forest District Council’s official website for two days after a “computer error”.

Read more on the Epping Forest Guardian.

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