Thursday, 9 June 2011

Dumfries and Galloway Council data blunder

Dumfries and Galloway Council has apologised to about 900 staff after it gave out personal data which was then published on the internet. The details were given out in error in response to a Freedom of Information request on employee salaries.

Staff names and dates of birth were disclosed and subsequently put onto a website on 23 March. The council had the information removed as soon as it was told about it by Unison union officers on 1 June.

My comment: Can any public authority be trusted with personal data.

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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