Here we go again: personal information left in filing cabinets that are surplussed or auctioned off.
The personal details of dozens of employees from a council-owned waste company have been found in a filing cabinet bought at auction.
The misplacing of the documents from Premier Waste Management was last night described as “diabolical” by a union shop steward who represented the workers before the company went into liquidation earlier this year.
Among the paperwork were names, addressees, dates of birth, national insurance numbers and health information.
Wage, pension and life insurance details were also found in the cabinet, bought from James Sutherland and Co Auctioneers and Valuers, of Newcastle, by a Spennymoor man who wanted it to hold family history information.
Read more on The Northern Echo.
Seriously: how difficult is it to simply open cabinet draws and you know, check?