Thursday, 2 August 2012

Council leaks citizen data in hidden Excel sheets

A spreadsheet published by Islington Borough Council in response to an FOI request contained data on over 2,000 individuals in hidden tabs

Personal data on 2,376 citizens of the London Borough of Islington was published online after the council accidentally included it in its reposnse to a Freedom of Information Act request.

WhatDoTheyKnow.com makes FOI responses available to access over the web, so the data passed into the public domain.

It is the second data protection embarassment for the council this year, however. In April, 10 people facing a ban from a council estate for anti-social behaviour were given the names and addresses of the people who complained about them.

My comment: You just can't trust some councils with personal data.

Read the full story from the source Information Age

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