UK Court Nixes Fine For Pension Docs In Supermarket Trash

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A U.K. appeals court last week reversed a £250,000 ($390,000) fine levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office against the Scottish Borders Council after pension records of former council employees were found in an overfilled paper recycling container in a supermarket parking lot.

The court said the council, a Scottish local government, had committed a serious breach of the U.K. Data Protection Act by allowing a contractor to dispose of the information in 2011 based on an informal update of a 2005 agreement, when it should have...
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