Jul 182012
 July 18, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Remember that horrific breach by Islington Council that was reported in April? Andrew Johnson recently reported on the results of an investigation and the impact of the breach so far:

An inquiry into a leak which saw the names and addresses of dozens of residents sent to the homes of troublemakers has concluded that Islington Council is “ineffective” at protecting personal data.

But the council’s deputy Labour leader Richard Greening and crime chief Paul Convery said that they were introducing measures that would ensure the mistake could not happen again.

Police had to provide 24-hour patrols on the Andover estate in Finsbury Park in April after it emerged that the details – including addresses and phone numbers – of people who had contacted the council in confidence to complain about anti-social behaviour had been sent to 10 troublemakers.


Eight households have had to be moved because of the error. Yesterday (Thurs) the Town Hall’s legal chief, Louise Round, explained that the error occurred because of a “rush” to serve the injunctions before the May bank holiday. As a result a member of staff forgot to Tippex out the names and addresses of those who had complained. The staff member has been disciplined but not sacked, she added.

Read more on Islington Tribune.

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