UK: String of data protection breaches by Leicester City Council staff revealed

Dan J. Martin reports:

Details of a string of breaches of data protection laws by staff at Leicester City Council have been published.

Information revealed by the authority outlines a series of errors by employees handling sensitive documents.

Among the breaches were a series of letters posted to the wrong addresses, a form containing personal details falling out of a locked draw during an office move and the possible theft of a notebook while a staff member was shopping.

Other incidents involved the loss of the loss of community pay-back documents at a neighbourhood centre in the city and a letter containing 23 pupils’ details being sent to the wrong school.

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