ICO issues fine after “very serious” data breach
The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has issued a £185,000 fine to a Government department in Northern Ireland after it sold a filing cabinet containing personal information about victims of a terrorist attack at auction.
Whilst it is an extreme example, the case highlights the importance of dealing carefully with personal data. For more information about the details of the case, please see the ICO press release: http://ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2014/penalty-after-filing-cabinet-containing-details-of-terrorist-incident-sold-at-auction
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