Feb 152016
 
 February 15, 2016  Govt

Express & Star reports:

Personal information is being routinely sold by councils across the Black Country and Staffordshire, it can be revealed.

The ‘full’ electoral roll – which lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote – was sold more than 116 times between 2011 and 2015, bringing in a total of £64,140 for local authorities.

Meanwhile the ‘edited’ version – which is available to anyone to buy but can also be ‘opted out’ of – was sold more than 31 times over the same period, raking in an additional £4,326.

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