UK: Fury as confidential documents found blowing in the wind in Hatfield
Paul Christian reports additional details on a breach mentioned previously on this blog:
Confidential documents were found blowing in the wind in Hatfield in “an alarming discovery” by a councillor.
The papers, believed to have come from the former county supplies depot in Mount Pleasant Lane, included an employee appraisal form which featured a worker’s name and employment number.
The depot was sold by the County Council around two years ago and buildings on the site are currently being demolished to make way for 116 homes.
A form from former highways contractor Amey, dated November 24 2004, was found along with medical forms by Cllr Paul Zukowskyj, who told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “To say that is a breach of the Data Protection Act would be putting it mildly.
“I found it wedged against the fence having been blown about a bit.
“It took me all of two seconds [to find]. I picked up a few but there were an awful lot more.”
He said other documents bore signatures of individuals and were in relation to whether people needed social care.
Read more on Welwyn Hatfield Times.