Update: Computer seized over Belfast City Hall breach (updated)

Give ’em back their data – that you didn’t ask for but they sent you anyway – or they’ll seize it from you?

A computer has been seized from a woman who received personal details of every Belfast city councillor in a major security breach, it has been revealed.

Heather M Brown surrendered the computer at her home in England under the terms of a draconian order secured at the High Court in Belfast.

A judge also authorised the recovery of electronic storage devices or any hard copies of the spreadsheet containing elected representatives’ private phone numbers, bank details, national insurance numbers and car registrations. Some passport details were disclosed as well.

Read more on UTV.

Update: Jon Baines kindly pointed me to an earlier article in the Belfast Telegraph that may help clarify why an injunction was needed in this case.

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