London Borough Fined By Privacy Watchdog Over Data Leak

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT) -- A U.K. privacy watchdog has fined the council of a London borough more than $100,000 after council employees accidentally disclosed the personal information of over 2,000 residents while responding to a freedom of information request, it announced Friday.

The Information Commissioner's Office said the Islington Council uploaded three spreadsheets to a public transparency website in June 2012 without realizing that the documents contained personal information about some 2,375 housing tenants and applicants, including details about some residents' religion, ethnicity, history of mental illness and whether they...
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