Stoke-on-Trent City Council has implemented new security systems following a breach of confidentiality after a solicitor acting on its behalf of the authority sent 11 emails about a child protection case to the wrong person. The incident occurred in December 2011. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that the solicitor was in breach of the…

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Following two breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA) by Telford and Wrekin Council, the Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a fine of £90,000.  The breaches involved the disclosure of confidential and sensitive personal data relating to four children who were considered vulnerable. The Council is now taking action which includes providing Safeguarding Services staff with…

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