UK: Personal details and criminal records of hundreds of ex-Bolton at Home residents leaked after being left in cabinet sold for £10

How is this still happening in 2016? If you read the full article, you’ll find there was a lot of sensitive information in the folders left in the cabinet. 

Liam Thorpe reports:

The personal details, health records and criminal histories of hundreds of vulnerable people have been left in a filing cabinet which was sold for £10.

The folder, containing the names, addresses and personal details of what appear to be former Bolton at Home customers were left in the filing cabinet, which was bought by 22-year-old Cain Mather.

Mr Mather recently purchased the cabinet for £10 from the Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services — a charity selling new and old furniture — as a gift for his mother.

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