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Council worker charged £1,563 for data breach

22nd February 2018

The local education authority worker has to pay £1,563 after sharing a photo of a spreadsheet showing personal data with an estranged parent. The spreadsheet included childrens' and parents' names, addresses, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers. It happened to be sent via SnapChat.

This highlights the importance of training staff and limiting staff access to data, even though the council themselves were not fined, and for staff to comply with the law to protect data they have access to.

The charge includes £850 fine and £713 costs, under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Read the full Council Worker fined report here.

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