Wednesday, February 1, 2012

£140,000 Fine for Disclosing Sensitive Data about Children

The Information Commissioner's Office issued fines over five "serious" data breaches involving the disclosure of children's medical and social service data.

One breach involved seven healthcare professions accessing data they had no reason to see.

"Information about children's care, as well as details about their health and wellbeing, is some of the most sensitive information a local authority holds," said Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland .
"I hope this penalty acts as a reminder to all organisations across Scotland and the rest of the UK to ensure that the personal information they handle is kept secure." - Assistant Commissioner for Scotland
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) can assess fines up to £500,000 for breaches of the Data Protection Act.

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