UK Council Fined Over Loss Of Children's Personal Data

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s data protection watchdog has fined a local authority more than $100,000 after it lost an unencrypted memory stick that contained the sensitive data of hundreds of children with special educational needs, the regulator said Tuesday.

The Information Commissioner's Office hit the North East Lincolnshire Council with the £80,000 ($128,500) monetary penalty for what it determined to be a "serious contravention" of the council's duty under the Data Protection Act of 1998 to take "appropriate technical and organizational measures" to guard against the accidental loss...
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