UK: Urgent investigation into breach of benefit claimants’ data

Tom Potter reports a breach involving Colchester Borough Council:

An urgent probe has been launched into how the personal details of benefit claimants were disclosed to some Colchester householders.

The borough council is investigating the breach of personal data during the delivery of housing benefit notification letters to residents last week.


The council said it was working closely with its main billing mailing supplier to identify every resident affected by the breach.

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