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 May 11, 2011  Breaches, Non-U.S.

BBC reports on a situation where once again, some folks think that sunshine laws require them to expose personally identifiable information:

Worcestershire council has revealed the National Insurance number, date of birth, signature and mobile number of someone applying for an events licence.

Wychavon District Council published the information on its website in March as part of a Temporary Event Notice.

The council said it was part of its openness policy and complied with government guidance to ensure licensing details were made public if possible.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was investigating a complaint.

Read more on BBC.

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