UK: Hack attack probe Edinburgh council is under fire

Martin Hannan reports:

Edinburgh City Council has been criticised by the Information Commissioner’s Office after an investigation into the way the country’s second-largest local authority deals with personal data.



The most damning criticism of the council was that its lack of an information security manager or overarching information security policy was contrary to the local public services data handling guidelines.

The ICO went on to say: “Only 3,000 (approximately) of the 18,000 workforce had successfully completed the mandatory Information Governance Foundation elearning at the time of our visit.

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