Bank Of Scotland Hit With Fine Over Missent Faxes

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The U.K.’s data protection watchdog on Monday fined Bank of Scotland PLC £75,000 ($115,000) for faxing customers’ account details to the wrong recipients.

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Bank of Scotland employees faxed 31 documents listing customers’ sensitive personal information, including pay slips, bank statements, account details and mortgage applications, to the wrong number over a three-year period beginning in February 2009.

The bank allegedly sent 21 documents to a third-party organization and a separate 10 to a private citizen during that period. Both the...
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