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A social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in a plastic bag on a train in one of a series of blunders that saw fines for data breaches at councils hit £1.9 million.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has called for an increase to the "inadequate" penalties available for data protection offences after an employee of a High Street bank admitted accessing the bank records of her partner's ex-wife.
Justice Committee Tells EU To Rethink Data Protection Proposals
The European Commission has not calculated the full costs to businesses of changes to the EU data protection regime, the Government has said.
Pre-owned mobile phones and SIM cards purchased on eBay or from shops were checked using readily available equipment to see what personal information was left on the handsets. Around half the handsets and chips examined by ethical hacker Jason Hart still held sensitive information.
The Information Commissioner's Office has said that the rash of data-breach reports in the past five months is due not to more data breaches, but to more people admitting to them.
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