UK: Worker sacked in data breach

A Blackpool Coastal Housing worker was sacked after a serious breach of security left confidential tenants data at risk.

Fuming Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) residents contacted The Gazette after the details of more than 80 tenants – some living in sheltered accommodation – were taken away on a computer memory stick.

The female BCH worker put the confidential data on her home computer which other people had access to.

She has now been dismissed and BCH bosses have apologised to their tenants.

The information included names, addresses, telephone numbers and confidential care plans.

One person affected said: “Blackpool Coastal Housing has told me these details have been taken including our names, National Insurance numbers, addresses – things which can be sold.

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