UK: Sheffield Council lost document of children’s names – authority’s data breaches exposed

Alex Evans reports:

Confidential data has been lost, misplaced or leaked by Sheffield Council 22 times since February 2012, The Star can reveal today.

The information includes eight letters sent to the wrong address and a document which contained children’s names going missing.

In one breach, a spreadsheet naming 1,729 people who received payments from the council was published online.

Other lapses include a file containing financial information and staff payment details going missing and a paper notebook and diary which contained personal data being stolen from a vehicle.

The document of children’s names detailed potential equipment requirements for city schools to help with physical access and contained the first names of children.

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