UK: Scores of confidential files with personal details about abuse survivors were left in our office – and nobody seemed to care
Jennifer Williams reports:
Scores of confidential social services files containing highly personal details about the lives of vulnerable young people – including abuse survivors – have been found abandoned in an empty Tameside office.
The extraordinary data breach was discovered by the building’s landlord after drug service contractor Change, Grow, Live (CGL) left a fortnight ago.
But he says neither CGL nor Tameside council showed any interest in retrieving the records when he alerted them.[…]
“There must have been 150 or 200 files with names, addresses, criminal records, details of abuse, addiction – and I don’t know what to do with them.”
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