UK: Fury as Basildon Council is fined £150k after accidentally publishing travellers’ private details online

Charles Thomson reports:

Basildon Council has been fined £150,000 for breaching the Data Protection Act, after accidentally publishing a resident’s details on the council website.

The council published a planning statement on its website but failed to redact private information before making it public.

The private information remained online for six weeks before eventually being spotted and removed.

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